New PDF release: African Perspectives on Colonialism

By A. Adu Boahen

ISBN-10: 0801839319

ISBN-13: 9780801839313

This historical past offers with the twenty-year interval among 1880 and 1900, whilst almost all of Africa used to be seized and occupied by way of the Imperial Powers of Europe. Eurocentric issues of view have ruled the examine of this period, yet during this booklet, considered one of Africa’s major historians reinterprets the colonial reviews from the point of view of the colonized.

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