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Taxing colonial Africa : the political economy of British imperialism

Author: Leigh Gardner
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
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How much did the British Empire cost, and how did Britain pay for it? Taxing Colonial Africa explores a source of funds much neglected in research on the financial structure of the Empire, namely revenue raised in the colonies themselves. Requiring colonies to be financially self-sufficient was one of a range of strategies the British government used to lower the cost of imperial expansion to its own Treasury.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gardner, Leigh.
Taxing colonial Africa.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Gardner
ISBN: 9780191637551 0191637556 9780191744877 0191744875
OCLC Number: 816812026
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface ; 1. An Introduction to the Problem of Colonial Taxation ; PART I: BUILDING A SELF-SUFFICIENT EMPIRE IN AFRICA, 1885-1913 ; 2. Building Colonial States in Africa ; 3. Fiscal Foundations of the African Colonial State ; PART II: CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN COLONIAL PUBLIC FINANCE ; 4. From Complement to Conflict: Trade Taxes, 1914-38 ; 5. Collective Action and Direct Taxation, 1918-1938 ; 6. The Failure of Africa's 'New Deal'? ; PART III: FROM SELF-SUFFICIENCY TO NATION-BUILDING ; 7. 'Cash, Competence and Consent': Building Local Governments ; 8. Fiscal Policy and Regional Integration, 1945-63 ; 9. Fiscal Consequences of Decolonization ; Bibliography
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Leigh A. Gardner.
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Taxation was one of the most contentious aspects of British colonial rule in Africa, shaping relationships between Africans, colonial governments, and European settlers. This is the first detailed  Read more...

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