The Scramble for Africa, Paperback
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In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans.

Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them.

The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity, 'Civilization' and Conquest.

The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 768 pages, Section: 32, B&W
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: African history
  • ISBN: 9780349104492



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A first class overview of the history of the colonial project in Africa.

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