By Myles Osborne,Susan Kingsley Kent
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 squaddies of all shades.
The authors exhibit that the oft-told narrative of a monolithic imperial energy ruling inexorably over passive African sufferers now not stands scrutiny; quite, at each flip, Africans and Britons interacted with each other in a posh set of relationships that concerned as a lot cooperation and negotiation as resistance and strength, no matter if in the course of 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 quite a few facets of African existence; yet even as, the adventure of empire in Africa – and its final cave in – additionally forced 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 figuring out either African and British history.
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Africans and Britons in the Age of Empires, 1660-1980 by Myles Osborne,Susan Kingsley Kent