Colonial meltdown : Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Colonial meltdown : Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression

Author: Moses E Ochonu
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2009.
Series: New African histories series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historians of colonial Africa have largely regarded the decade of the Great Depression as a period of intense exploitation and colonial inactivity. In Colonial Meltdown, Moses E. Ochonu challenges this conventional interpretation by mapping the determined, at times violent, yet instructive responses of Northern Nigeria's chiefs, farmers, laborers, artisans, women, traders, and embryonic elites to the British  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moses E Ochonu
ISBN: 9780821418895 0821418890 9780821418901 0821418904
OCLC Number: 320802305
Description: xii, 217 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Crisis, Colonial Failure, and Subaltern Suffering ---
Chapter 1. From Empire to Colony --
Chapter 2. The Depression and the Colonial Encounter in Northern Nigeria --
Chapter 3. Social Transformations and Unintended Consequences in a Depressed Economy --
Chapter 4. Protests, Petitions, and Polemics on the Economic Crisis --
Chapter 5. The Periphery Strikes Back --
Chapter 6. Economic Recovery and Grassroots Revenue Offensives.
Series Title: New African histories series.
Other Titles: Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression
Responsibility: Moses E. Ochonu.

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Historians of colonial Africa have regarded the decade of the Great Depression as a period of intense exploitation and colonial inactivity. This book challenges this conventional interpretation by  Read more...

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"This book is well researched, elegantly written, and bound to reshape the debate on British imperialism in Africa." - Elias Mandala, author of Work and Control in a Peasant Economy "Colonial Read more...

 
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