The five major studies in Imperialism, Decolonization and Africa honour John Hargreaves and develop aspects of the historical fields in which he has been so distinguished. There is a new look at the Asante in relation to the British in the nineteenth century by A. G. Hopkins, while Akintola Wyse reviews the alliance of the Krio of Sierra Leone with the British in the same period. Roy Bridges looks afresh at the prelude to the partition of East Africa. Twentieth-century problems of decolonization and international relations are studied by Marc Michel as they concerned the French in Africa and by John Kent in the case of the British and the Middle East. A note on the career of John Hargreaves, a bibliography of his publications and a foreword by C. D. Rice complete the volume. This book makes a substantial contribution to debates on its subjects.