From Slave Trade to Empire

European Colonisation of Black Africa 1780s-1880s

Edited by Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau

© 2004 – Routledge

264 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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.

About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Africa / General
HISTORY / Europe / Western
HISTORY / Modern / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies