Wars of Imperial Conquest in Africa, 1830-1914

Wars of Imperial Conquest in Africa, 1830-1914

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An eminently readable and useful treatment of the military's role in the European colonialization... an interesting, sometimes fascinating, account of conflict in Africa... " -ParametersThere is no comparable work. None covers as broad a topic-the experience of colonial wars of all the imperial powers and at the same time a consideration of the African wars of resistance against the imperial attacks." -William B. Cohen, Indiana UniversityThis path-breaking work investigates the social, economic, and political impact of the European colonial wars in Africa on both the victors and the vanquished.show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253211786
  • 9780253211781
  • 1,462,737

About Bruce Vandervort

Bruce Vandervort is Associate Professor of Modern European and African History, Virginia Military Institute.show more

Table of contents

PrefaceIntroduction: A Historiographical RevolutionChapter 1, Lords of the Land: Africans on the Eve of ConquestChapter 2, Masters of the Water: The European InvadersChapter 3, A Shifting Balance, 1830-1880Chapter 4, Flood Tide, 1880-1898Chapter 5, Ominous Portents, 1902-1914Chapter 6, LegaciesBibliographyshow more

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