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Modern Africa : A Social and Political History - Basil Davidson

Modern Africa

A Social and Political History

Paperback Published: 5th April 1994
ISBN: 9780582212886
Number Of Pages: 312

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This is the Third Edition of a famous book first published in 1983. Written in the shadow of the many crises that face Africa's institutions and society today, Basil Davidson considers the origins of these problems, the fragility of Africa's nation states, and the emerging solutions she is finding to her present troubles. The book starts in the early years of the 20th century, with Africa still the property of colonial powers; moves on through the processes of decolonization and independence through to the late 1980s, and concludes with an overview, much extended for this new edition, of the fortunes and misfortunes of independent Africa today, and the future that awaits her. For all the problems brought by nature, by the post-colonial inheritance, and by the inequalities of the international economic system, much has been achieved. The new edition has revisions and additions throughout, particularly towards the end - sufficient to mean a complete reset of the text and a completely new final chapter which reviews the latest developments across the continent. Originally written for an introductory readership in Africa itself, it goes out of its way to explain terminology in simple language.

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'Useful as a way of stimulating debate and written in an admirably pithy style' History Today

Under Foreign Flags 1914-1930
The Early Years of the Twentieth Century
Colonial Africa: to 1930
African Responses: to 1930
nbsp; Key Ideas for Progress
Colonialism Under Strain 1930-1945
Colonial Systems and the Great Depression
The Second World War 1939-1945
Towards Modern Politics
Colonialism in Crisis
The Nationalists Win Through
The Conditions of Decolonization
Raising National Flags: North-East Africa
Libya and the Maghrib
South of the Sahara: French Colonies
British West Africa
In Other Empires: Belgian, Portuguese, Spanish
The 1980s: Unfinished Business
New Freedoms:Progress and Problems
History Begins Anew
Questions About National Stability
nbsp; Questions About Development
Questions About Unity
Towards Africa Reconstruction: Summary and Overview
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ISBN: 9780582212886
ISBN-10: 058221288X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 5th April 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition