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
- Publication Date: 26/11/1992
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9780349104492
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Review by johnthefireman
A first class overview of the history of the colonial project in Africa.