Wars of Imperial Conquest in Africa, 1830--1914

Wars of Imperial Conquest in Africa, 1830—1914

Bruce Vandervort
Distribution: U.S. and dependencies, Canada, South America, Asia excluding Japan
Publication date: 3/5/2009
Format: paper 296 pages
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-21178-1
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“An eminently readable and useful treatment of the military’s role in the European colonialization . . . an interesting, sometimes fascinating, account of conflict in Africa . . . “ —Parameters

“There is no comparable work. None covers as broad a topic—the experience of colonial wars of all the imperial powers and at the same time a consideration of the African wars of resistance against the imperial attacks.” —William B. Cohen, Indiana University

This path-breaking work investigates the social, economic, and political impact of the European colonial wars in Africa on both the victors and the vanquished.

Author Bio

Bruce Vandervort is Associate Professor of Modern European and African History, Virginia Military Institute.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: A Historiographical Revolution
Chapter 1, Lords of the Land: Africans on the Eve of Conquest
Chapter 2, Masters of the Water: The European Invaders
Chapter 3, A Shifting Balance, 1830-1880
Chapter 4, Flood Tide, 1880-1898
Chapter 5, Ominous Portents, 1902-1914
Chapter 6, Legacies
Bibliography