A Tropical Dependency

A Tropical Dependency : An Outline of the Ancient History of the Western Soudan with an Account of the Modern Settlement of Northern Nigeria

3.16 (6 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Flora Shaw, Lady Lugard (1852-1929) was the first female reporter for The Times, and colonial editor from 1893 to 1900. She travelled widely, and wrote hundreds of articles promoting the British Empire and in favour of its expansion as a world power. She became very involved in South African politics as a friend of Cecil Rhodes, and in 1897 coined the name 'Nigeria' for the colony under the administration of the Royal Niger Company. In 1902 she married Sir Frederick Lugard, then High Commissioner of Northern Nigeria. In 1905 she published A Tropical Dependency, her most extensive work. Although expressing views which assume European superiority, she stressed the fact that the vast majority of the British Empire was not white, and the book is valuable for its information on pre-colonial northern Africa. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=shawfl
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 542 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 31mm | 790g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 Maps
  • 1108024920
  • 9781108024921
  • 1,292,847

Table of contents

1. Introductory; 2. Conquest of North Africa and Spain by the Arabs; 3. Arab civilisation in Spain; 4. The empire of 'The Two Shores'; 5. African rule in Spain; 6. Decline of Mohammedan power in Spain; 7. Spanish Arabs in Africa; 8. The Soudanese states; 9. Negroland and the western Arabs; 10. Berber and Black; 11. The trade of Ghana; 12. Morabite conquest of the Soudan; 13. Ghana and Timbuctoo; 14. The Mellestine; 15. Mansa Musa; 16. Ibn Batuta in Melle; 17. Administration of the Mellestine; 18. Meeting of eastern and western influence upon the Niger; 19. Rise of the Songhay empire; 20. Military conquest of Sonni Ali; 21. Askia Mohammed Abou Bekr; 22. Songhay under Askia the Great; 23. Songhay under Askia the Great continued; 24. The later Askias; 25. Ancient connection of Haussaland with the valley of the Nile; 26. The Pharaohs in Haussaland; 27. The Haussa states; 28. The domination of Kano; 29. Haussaland to the end of the eighteenth century; 30. Bornu; 31. Condition of the Soudan at the end of the sixteenth century; 32. The Moorish conquest; 33. The Soudan under the Moors; 34. The Soudan closed to the western world; 35. Europe in West Africa; 36. The European slave trade; 37. England and France on the Lower Niger; 38. The Royal Niger Company; 39. Transfer of Niger Company's territories to the Crown; 40. Origin of the Fulani; 41. Rise of the Fulani in the Soudan; 42. Sultan Bello; 43. Northern Nigeria under Fulani rule; 44. Slave-raiding; 45. The establishment of British administration; 46. Military occupation of the Southern Emirates and Bornu; 47. Conquest and Sokoto and Kano; 48. British policy in Northern Nigeria; 49. Nigeria under British rule: slavery; 50. Nigeria under British rule: taxation; 51. Nigeria under British rule: justice and general re-organisation; 52. Economic resources of Northern Nigeria; 53. The development of trade; Index.
show more

Rating details

6 ratings
3.16 out of 5 stars
5 17% (1)
4 17% (1)
3 50% (3)
2 0% (0)
1 17% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X