The Cambridge History of Africa, Volume 5

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J. D. Fage, John E. Flint, John Edgar Flint, Roland Anthony Oliver
Cambridge University Press, 1975 - History - 634 pages
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The period covered in this volume is one which begins with the emergence of anti-slave trade attitudes in Europe, and ends on the eve of European colonial conquest. But except for white conquests in Algeria and South Africa, and colonies of free Blacks on the west coast, the theme is that of African independence, initiative and adaptation in the last phase of its pre-colonial history. Under greater external pressures than ever before, from European trade, exploration, missionary and political activity, African history in this period moved with greater momentum and larger scale than in past ages, with rapid changes in economic and political life. In general the approach in this volume is through chapters focusing on regions of Africa, each written by an established authority in his field. Concluding chapters survey the activities of Europeans in Africa, and those of Africans and their descendants overseas.

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compare and contrast Moshoeshoes SOtho and Pedi response to Imperialism.

Contents

Egypt and the Nile valley page
12
Egypt and the Nile valley
13
Ethiopia and the Horn
51
Ethiopia and the Horn in the early nineteenth century 523
52
Ethiopia in the Zamana Mesafent
59
Galla kingdoms
84
The Maghrib
99
The EthioEgyptian conflict 901
100
East Africa
281
late eighteenth to mid
293
The Nguni outburst
319
Approximate directions of main movements in the Mfecane in southern Africa
320
Colonial South Africa and its frontiers
353
Colonial South Africa and its frontiers
354
Tradition and change in Madagascar 17901870
393
Madagascar in the eighteenth century
395

The nineteenthcentury jihads in West Africa
125
West Africa c 1865
127
S Freed slave colonies in West Africa
170
West Africa in the antislave trade era
200
West Africa in the nineteenth century 1723
215
The forest and the savanna of Central Africa
222
The Chokwe
236
The Luba empire
249
Central Africa 2245
260
Conclusions
267
the expansion of commerce
270
Merina expansion
401
Africans overseas 17901870
418
Changing European attitudes to Africa
458
Bibliographical essays
497
397
573
399
581
416
587
482
596
485
604
488
611
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