1st Edition

From Slave Trade to Empire
European Colonisation of Black Africa 1780s-1880s

ISBN 9781138870147
Published March 4, 2015 by Routledge
264 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Much has been written about the origins of the great push which led Europe to colonise sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the nineteenth century. This book provides a new perspective on this controversial subject by focussing on Europe and a range of empire-building states: Germany, France, Italy and Portugal. The essays in this volume consider economic themes in addition to the political and cultural aspects of the transition from commerce to colonies.



Olivier Pétré-Grenouileau is Professor in Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Lorient. He has worked extensively on the French slave trade and French maritime expansion.