By Myles Osborne
Africans and Britons within the Age of Empires, 1660-1980 tells the tales of the intertwined lives of African and British peoples over greater than 3 centuries. In seven chapters and an epilogue, Myles Osborne and Susan Kingsley Kent discover the characters that comprised the British presence in Africa: the slave investors and slaves, missionaries and explorers, imperialists and miners, farmers, settlers, legal professionals, chiefs, prophets, intellectuals, politicians, and infantrymen of all shades.
The authors convey that the oft-told narrative of a monolithic imperial energy ruling inexorably over passive African sufferers now not stands scrutiny; relatively, at each flip, Africans and Britons interacted with each other in a fancy set of relationships that concerned as a lot cooperation and negotiation as resistance and strength, no matter if through the period of the slave exchange, the realm wars, or the interval of decolonization. The British presence provoked a variety of responses, reactions, and alterations in a variety of points of African lifestyles; yet even as, the adventure of empire in Africa – and its final cave in – additionally pressured the British to view themselves and their empire in new methods.
Written by way of an Africanist and a historian of imperial Britain and illustrated with maps and pictures, Africans and Britons within the Age of Empires, 1660-1980 provides a uniquely wealthy point of view for knowing either African and British history.
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The remaining third, around seven million people, journeyed across the Sahara to North Africa and from the East African coast into the Indian Ocean world. Historically, the trans-Saharan trade differed dramatically from its transAtlantic counterpart. At a basic level its impact was felt far less suddenly by the communities from which the slaves departed, because their removal was spread across more than a millennium. Between 800 and 1900 CE some four million slaves crossed the Sahara to be sold in the Islamic societies of North Africa and the Middle East, and another two million traveled north along the Nile corridor from Ethiopia and Sudan.
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Africans and Britons in the Age of Empires, 1660-1980 by Myles Osborne