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Divide and rule : the partition of Africa, 1880-1914

Author: H L Wesseling
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996.
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This work offers a general historiographical overview of the dramatic events that marked the colonial period in which Africa was partitioned. Such major historical questions as the causes of European  Read more...

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Wesseling, H.L.
Divide and rule.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996
(OCoLC)604204036
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H L Wesseling
ISBN: 0275951375 9780275951375 0275951383 9780275951382
OCLC Number: 33009734
Notes: Maps of Africa circa 1880, Africa in 1914, and Africa now on endpapers.
Description: xvi, 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "The Eastern question" : the occupation of Tunisia and Egypt, 1881-1882. France and imperialism --
Tunisia --
Great Britain and imperialism --
Egypt --
The Sudan and the Nile --
The Congo and the creation of the Free State, 1882-1885. Belgium and Leopold II --
The Brussels Conference and its consequences --
Europeans in the Congo --
The Congo question, 1882-1884 --
Germany and imperialism --
The Berlin Conference --
The birth of the Free State --
"Cool and courageous" : Germany and Great Britain in East Africa, 1885-1890. The rise of Zanzibar and British influence --
Germany and East Africa --
Great Britain and Germany in East Africa, 1886-1890 --
The Cape-to-Cairo dream and the Zanzibar-Heligoland Treaty --
Uganda --
Epilogue : the French occupation of Madagascar --
Soldiers and traders : France and Great Britain in West Africa, 1890-1898. France in the Sudan --
Great Britain and the Niger --
The partition : phase I, 1890-1895 --
The partition : phase II, 1895-1898. The long march to Fashoda, 1893-1898. The British Nile strategy --
The French Nile strategy --
Italy and imperialism --
The mission that failed : the Marchand mission --
Fashoda --
Boers and Britons in South Africa, 1890-1902. The historical background --
Foreigners and gold strikes, 1884-1886 --
Rhodes and Rhodesia, 1890-1893 --
Rhodes vs. Kruger --
Toward the Second Boer War --
The Second Boer War, 1899-1902 --
Epilogue : The partition of Morocco, 1905-1912. Morocco and Europe --
France and Morocco --
From Tangier to Agadir.
Other Titles: Verdeel en heers.
Responsibility: H.L. Wesseling ; translated by Arnold J. Pomerans.
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