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How Europe underdeveloped Africa

Author: Walter Rodney; A M Babu; Vincent Harding
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Howard University Press, 1981.
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"This book derives from a concern with the contemporary African situation. It delves into the past only because otherwise it would be impossible to understand how the present came into being and what the trends are for the near future. In the search for an understanding of what is now called underdevelopment in Africa, the limits of enquiry have had to be fixed as far apart as the fifteenth century, on the one hand  Read more...
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Rodney, Walter.
How Europe underdeveloped Africa.
Washington, D.C. : Howard University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)648585626
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Rodney; A M Babu; Vincent Harding
ISBN: 0882580965 9780882580968
OCLC Number: 7552523
Notes: [Introduction by Vincent Harding]
Description: xxiv, 312 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Chapter One. Some Questions on Development. 1.1 What is Development --
1.2 What is Underdevelopment? ---
Chapter Two. How Africa Developed Before the Coming of the Europeans up to the 15th Century --
2.1 General Over-View --
2.2 Concrete Examples ---
Chapter Three. Africa's Contribution to European Capitalist Development - the Pre-Colonial Period --
3.1 How Europe Became the Dominant Section of a World-Wide Trade System --
3.2 Africa's contribution to the economy and beliefs of early capitalist Europe ---
Chapter Four. Europe and the Roots of African Underdevelopment - to 1885 --
4.1 The European Slave Trade as a Basic Factor in African Underdevelopment --
4.2 Technological Stagnation and Distortion of the African Economy in the Pre-Colonial Epoch --
4.3 Continuing Politico-Military Developments in Africa - 1500 to 1885 --
Chapter Five. Africa's Contribution to the Capitalist Development of Europe - the Colonial Period --
5.1 Expatriation of African Surplus Under Colonialism --
5.2 The Strengthening of Technological and Military Aspects of Capitalism --
Chapter Six. Colonialism as a System for Underdeveloping Africa --
6.1 The Supposed Benefits of Colonialism to Africa --
6.2 Negative Character of the Social, Political and Economic Consequences --
6.3 Education for Underdevelopment --
6.4 Development by Contradiction.
Responsibility: by Walter Rodney with a postscript by A.M. Babu.

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"This book derives from a concern with the contemporary African situation. It delves into the past only because otherwise it would be impossible to understand how the present came into being and what the trends are for the near future. In the search for an understanding of what is now called underdevelopment in Africa, the limits of enquiry have had to be fixed as far apart as the fifteenth century, on the one hand and the end of the colonial period, on the other hand."--

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After a world lit only by fire this is a great segue into what happened to the medieval mind during the reconnaissance years and one continents horrific adventure...Once the euro forces wrestled control of the Mediterranean and the North African waterways from the Arabs and the African moors they used...
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