A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present, 2nd Edition by Richard J. Reid

By Richard J. Reid

Up to date and revised to stress long term views on present concerns dealing with the continent, the hot 2d variation of A background of recent Africa recounts the complete breadth of Africa's political, monetary, and social historical past during the last centuries.Adopts a long term method of present concerns, stressing the significance of nineteenth-century and deeper indigenous dynamics in explaining Africa's later twentieth-century challengesPlaces a better specialize in African service provider, particularly in the course of the colonial encounterIncludes extra in-depth assurance of non-Anglophone AfricaOffers elevated assurance of the post-colonial period to take account of modern advancements, together with the clash in Darfur and the political unrest of 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya

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At the same time, the slave trade escalated dramatically along the coast of modern southwest Nigeria, marking a significant change from previous patterns of slave export in the area. In the eighteenth century, slaving among the Yoruba had been limited, owing largely to the fact that Oyo acquired most of its captives from further north, and slave exports had come from the areas adjacent to Yoruba country, notably the Niger delta to the east, and Dahomey and Asante to the west. But the jihad and the resulting Sokoto caliphate closed off supplies of slaves from the north, while the collapse of Oyo led to rather more systematic slave-gathering among the Yoruba themselves: war was a lucrative business.

Missionaries had already introduced a degree of British culture into coastal society, and collected souls from among the displaced and defenseless; they helped shape official attitudes toward particular groups across the region, and lobbied for intervention. In the early 1890s, the British government answered the call, and local rivalries would now be played out in the context of the colonial experiment. Missionary propaganda, moreover, targeted Dahomey as the source of much evil in the area. The beginning of the nineteenth century found Dahomey a dynamic and expansionist state, able at last to throw off its long-standing subordination to Oyo – a relationship dating to the early eighteenth century – and, as noted above, to launch incursions into Yoruba territory.

Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade 1730–1830 (Wisconsin, 1988). , Trade Without Rulers: Pre-Colonial Economic Development in South-Eastern Nigeria (Oxford, 1978). Oldfield, J. , Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery: The Mobilization of Public Opinion Against the Slave Trade, 1783–1807 (Manchester, 1995). Smith, R. , Warfare and Diplomacy in Pre-colonial West Africa (London, 1989). , Kingdoms of the Savannah (Madison WI, 1966). , Asante in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, 1975).

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