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By Barbara Harlow,Mia Carter
While concentrating on the growth of the British Empire, The Scramble for Africa illuminates the serious nineteenth-century contest between ecu international locations over Africa’s land, humans, and assets. Highlighting the 1885 Berlin convention within which Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, and Italy partitioned Africa between themselves, this assortment follows British conflicts with different countries over diversified areas in addition to its eventual problem to Leopold of Belgium’s rule of the Congo. The studies, speeches, treatises, proclamations, letters, and cartoons assembled right here contain works via Henry M. Stanley, David Livingstone, Joseph Conrad, G. W. F. Hegel, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, and Arthur Conan Doyle. a few items spotlight the proliferation of businesses chartered to pursue Africa’s gold, diamonds, and oil—particularly Cecil J. Rhodes’s British South Africa corporation and Frederick Lugard’s Royal Niger corporation. different records describe debacles at the continent—such because the defeat of basic Gordon in Khartoum and the Anglo-Boer War—and the feedback of imperial maneuvers by way of proto-human rights activists together with George Washington Williams, Mark Twain, Olive Schreiner, and E.D. Morel.
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Archives of Empire: Volume 2. The Scramble for Africa (Archives of empire ;) by Barbara Harlow,Mia Carter