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Making headway : the introduction of western civilization in colonial northern Nigeria

Author: Andrew E Barnes
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2009.
Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 41.
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"The process of cultural transfer in Northern Nigeria was historically thought to have been dictated by European colonial domination. In fact, Western missionaries may not have been able to guide African Christians toward mastery of the secular world when they themselves lacked the worldliness to do so. In this penetrating study, Andrew E. Barnes argues that competition among colonizing forces impelled British  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew E Barnes
ISBN: 9781580462990 1580462995
OCLC Number: 299710156
Description: xii, 330 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Some theoretical concerns --
Historiography --
Indirect rule as a form of cultural transfer, 1900-35 --
Indirect rule and making headway, 1920-35 --
The cross or the crescent, 1900-30 --
Christian missions and the evangelization of the north, 1900-35 --
Twin revolutions, 1930-45 --
The Africanization of western civilization, 1930-60 --
The indigenization of modernity, 1950-65.
Series Title: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 41.
Responsibility: Andrew E. Barnes.

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A thought-provoking study of local peoples' participation in the process of cultural transfer in colonial Northern Nigeria.  Read more...

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Barnes's careful scholarship questions existing generalizations and illuminates the profound ambiguities of the missionary-colonial relationship on the religious frontier in Northern Nigeria. This Read more...

 
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