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Thomas Pakenham The Scramble for Africa

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In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity, 'Civilization' and Conquest. The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history.

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'Magnificent, vigorous, comprehensive, compulsive reading' DAILY TELEGRAPH *'Memorable history on a grand scale . . . brilliant . . . thrilling, fast moving, imaginative, coherent' INDEPENDENT *' A phenomenal achievement . . . clear, authoritative and compelling' William Boyd, DAILY TELEGRAPH *'Grim as well as gripping reading . . . Pakenham writes racily and humorously . . . a magnificent, swash buckling, blood-bolstered epic' OBSERVER

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Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. The scramble for Africa astonished everyone. In 1880 most of the continent was still ruled by Africans and barely explored. By 1902, five European Powers had grabbed almost the whole continent, giving themselves 30 new colonies and protectorates and 10 million square miles of land. The inspiration came from the heroic death in 1873 of the missionary-explorer, David Linvingstone. He had exposed the horrors of the slave trade still in progress. His call for Africa to be redeemed by the three "C"s - commerce, Christianity and civilisation - was aimed at the conscience of the civilized world. The response came from rival colonial enthusiasts in Europe. There were journalist-explorers like Henry Stanley, sailor-explorers like Pierre de Brazza (who gave his name to Brazzaville and its beach) and gold and diamond tycoons like Cecil Rhodes. As the race gathered momentum, a fourth "C" - Conquest - became dominant. The Maxim gun, not trade or the cross, became the symbol of the age. In many colonies atrocities were commonplace. This is the history of this episode. The author also wrote "The Boer War". This book is the winner of the W.H. Smith Literary Award. The extraordinary race for African territory that began in the 1880's and swept the political masters of Europe off their feet. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9780349104492

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