The scramble for Africa


*the full-scale story of the nineteenth-century imperial invasion of Africa

ISBN: 9780349104492 Author: Pakenham, Thomas Publisher: Abacus Publication Date: 1st January 1992 Imprint: Abacus Cover: Paperback Dewey: 960.312 (edition:20) Pages: 738 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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.

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