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How Europe underdeveloped Africa

Author: Walter Rodney
Publisher: Baltimore : Black Classic Press, 2011. ©1981
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Few books have been as influential in understanding African impoverishment as this groundbreaking analysis. Rodney shows how the imperial countries of Europe, and subsequently the US, bear major responsibility for impoverishing Africa. They have been joined in this exploitation by agents or unwitting accomplices both in the North and in Africa. With oppression and liberation his main concern, he 'delves into the  Read more...
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Rodney, Walter.
How Europe underdeveloped Africa.
Baltimore : Black Classic Press, 2011
(OCoLC)892947245
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Rodney
ISBN: 9781574780529 1574780522
OCLC Number: 815651132
Notes: Originally published in 1972. Rev. ed. originally published in 1981.
Description: 1 online resource (341 pages)
Contents: Preface; Contents; Introduction; I. Some Questions on Development; II. How Africa Developed before the Coming of the Europeans --
Up to the Fifteenth Century; III. Africa's Contribution to European Capitalist Development --
The Pre-Colonial Period; IV. Europe and the Roots of African Underdevelopment --
To 1885; V. Africa's Contributoin to the Capitalist Development of Europe --
The Colonial Period; VI. Colonialism as a System for Underdeveloping Africa; Postscript by A.M. Babu; Index.
Responsibility: Walter Rodney.

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Few books have been as influential in understanding African impoverishment as this groundbreaking analysis. Rodney shows how the imperial countries of Europe, and subsequently the US, bear major responsibility for impoverishing Africa. They have been joined in this exploitation by agents or unwitting accomplices both in the North and in Africa. With oppression and liberation his main concern, he 'delves into the past', as he says in his preface, 'only because otherwise it would be impossible to understand how the present came into being? In the search for an understanding of what is now called.

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