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The Scramble for Africa
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Acknowledgements Publisher's acknowledgements Chronology Who's who Glossary Maps Part One: The problem 1. Introduction 2. The African background 3. The Victorian image of Africa Part Two: Analysis 4. The British occupation of Egypt, 1882 5. West Africa 6. East Africa 7. South Africa 8. Fashoda and the Anglo-French agreements of 1904 Part Three: Assessment 9. Conclusion Documents 1 David Livingstone: humanitarian 2 Commerce 3 Africa as El Dorado 4 Darkest Africa: fully developed racism 5 Stanley's antipathy 6 Suez Canal 7 The Egyptian finances: Stephen Cave's Report 8 Divided opinions 9 Egypt in international diplomacy 10 Death of Gordon At Khartoum 11 The desire to abandon responsibilities 12 The fears of British traders 13 The British government's reaction 14 The Berlin West Africa conference lays down the `rules' for the scramble 15 The Royal Niger Company 16 The Great Depression 17 The mixture of economic and strategic arguments 18 The `little Englanders'' stand on Uganda 19 Cecil Rhodes 20 The Rudd concession 21 The Colonial Office's doubts about the legality of the British South Africa Company's position 22 The Fashoda incident 23 The Anglo-French agreements of April 1904 24 J. A. Hobson 25 V. I. Lenin 26 Lord Cromer 27. A modern rejection of traditional explanations of the partition 28. Was the whole phenomenon economic after all? Appendix: European colonial background Guide to further reading References Index

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A timely update of Chamberlain's Scramble for Africa, the first book ever to be published on the subject. Fully updated and revised, and now in the new Seminar Studies in History format.

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M.E. CHAMBERLAIN is Professor Emeritus at Swansea University.

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