The articles collected in this study, first published in 1993, concentrates on African struggles to maintain their autonomy. Although the history of interaction between African peoples and those from outside that continent is old, for most of Africa colonial domination by European powers was both relatively recent and relatively short phenomenon. In 1970 most Africans lived in independent societies; by 1915 all by two African states had been conquered by Europeans. Resistance to European domination by Africans was continuous, although the level on which is occurred varied. As the articles in this collection show, the costs of conquest to Africans was great. This title will be of interest to students of African history and Imperialism.
Series Introduction; Volume Introduction; 1. Connexions Between ‘Primary Resistance’ Movements and Modern Mass Nationalism in East and Central Africa, Parts I & II T. O. Ranger 2. African Critics of Victorian Imperialism: An Analysis Boniface I. Obichere 3. The Survival of Ethiopian Independence K. V. Ram 4. Patterns of Igbo Resistance to British Conquest A. E. Afigbo 5. The Franco-Baoulé War, 1891-1911: The Struggle against the French Conquest of Central Ivory Coast John M. O’Sullivan 6. French Colonisation and African Resistance in West Africa up to the Frist World War B. Olatunji Oloruntimehin 7. Resistance and Collaboration in Southern and Central Africa, c. 1850-1920 Allen Isaacman and Barbara Isaacman 8. God, Anti-Colonialism and Dance: Sheekh Uways and the Uwaysiayya Christine Choi Ahmen 9. Resistance, Revenue and Development in Northern Somalia, 1905-1939 Patrick Kakwenzire 10. The Place in History of the Sudanese Mahdia P. M. Holt 11. Famine and Social Change During the Transition to Colonial Rule in Northeastern Tanzania, 1880-1896 James Giblin 12. The Organization of the Maji Maji Rebellion John Iliffe 13. Maji Maji in Ungoni: A Reappraisal of Existing Historiography Patrick M. Redmond 14. John Chilembwe and the new Jerusalem Jane Linden and Ian Linden 15. ‘Chimurenga’: The Shona Rising of 1896-97 D. N. Beach 16. Revolutionary Mahdism and Resistance to Colonial Rule in the Sokoto Caliphate, 1905-6 Paul E. Lovejoy and J. S. Hogendorn 17. The Nyangire Rebellion of 1907: Anti-Colonial Protest and the Nationalist Myth Edward I. Steinhart; Acknowledgements
The 16 volumes in this set, originally published between 1919 and 1998, draw together research by leading academics in the area of World Empires and provide an examination of related key issues. The books examine French Colonialism, the German Empire, and the Ottoman Empire, as well as the effect European colonialism had in Africa and Asia. This set will be of particular interest to students of world history.