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Imperialism, Decolonization and Africa
Studies Presented to John Hargreaves
Edited by Roy Bridges
 
 
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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.


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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.


Contents

John Hargreaves; Frontispiece
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; R.Bridges
PART I: STUDIES IN IMPERIALISM, DECOLONIZATION AND AFRICA
Britain's African Junior Partners: a Re-Examination of the Role of the Krio in Nineteenth-Century West Africa; A.J.G.Wyse
Asante and the Victorians: Transition and Partition on the Gold Coast; A.G.Hopkins
Towards the Prelude to the Partition of East Africa; R.Bridges
Informal Empire and the Defence of the Middle East 1945-1956; J.Kent
The Decolonization of French Africa and the United States and Great Britain, 1945-1958; M.Michell
PART II: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JOHN HARGREAVES
John Hargreaves - an Academic Memoir; R.Bridges
A Bibliography of the Writings of John Hargreaves
Index


Authors

ROY BRIDGES began his university teaching career at Makerere University in Uganda and then joined the University of Aberdeen where he cooperated with John Hargreaves in the development of African history and more general African studies. His own work has concerned mainly exploration and travel and missionary work, especially in relation to East Africa. In addition to numerous articles and major studies of the missionary J.L. Krapf and the explorer J.H. Speke, he has most recently co-edited and written for the Hakluyt Society anniversary volume, Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth.