A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present (Blackwell by Richard J. Reid

By Richard J. Reid

Up to date and revised to emphasize long term views on present concerns dealing with the continent, the recent 2<sup>nd</sup> version of A historical past of recent Africa recounts the whole breadth of Africa's political, financial, and social historical past over the last centuries.
* Adopts a long term method of present concerns, stressing the significance of nineteenth-century and deeper indigenous dynamics in explaining Africa's later twentieth-century challenges
* areas a better specialize in African corporation, particularly throughout the colonial encounter
* comprises extra in-depth insurance of non-Anglophone Africa
* deals extended insurance of the post-colonial period to take account of contemporary advancements, together with the clash in Darfur and the political unrest of 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya

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From Slave Trade to “Legitimate” Commerce: The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa (Cambridge, 1995). , Ouidah: The Social History of a West African Slaving “Port”, 1727–1892 (Athens, GA, 2004). Lloyd, P. , The Political Development of the Yoruba Kingdoms (London, 1971). , Commerce and Economic Change in West Africa: The Palm Oil Trade in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, 1997). , The External Trade of the Loango Coast, 1576–1870 (Oxford, 1972). Miller, J. , Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade 1730–1830 (Wisconsin, 1988).

Lloyd, P. , The Political Development of the Yoruba Kingdoms (London, 1971). , Commerce and Economic Change in West Africa: The Palm Oil Trade in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, 1997). , The External Trade of the Loango Coast, 1576–1870 (Oxford, 1972). Miller, J. , Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade 1730–1830 (Wisconsin, 1988). , Trade Without Rulers: Pre-Colonial Economic Development in South-Eastern Nigeria (Oxford, 1978). Oldfield, J. , Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery: The Mobilization of Public Opinion Against the Slave Trade, 1783–1807 (Manchester, 1995).

Some peoples, notably the Yao of southern Tanzania, Malawi, and Mozambique, themselves became notorious slave raiders. In very general terms, however, it needs to be borne in mind that the central-eastern African interior was less commercially developed than West Africa, notwithstanding the increasingly complex regional trading networks which emerged in the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Low population densities inhibited the growth of sophisticated commercial systems like those of Atlantic Africa, although there were important exceptions, notably the interlacustrine zone.

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