1850659362
Africa's 'agitators' : militant anti-colonialism in Africa and the west, 1918-1939 / Jonathan Derrick.
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Author: Derrick, Jonathan.
Publication year: 2008
Format: Paperback
Publisher: London : Hurst,
ISBN: 9781850659365 (pbk.) : 1850659362 (pbk.) :
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Recounts the opposition to British and French rule practised both by Africans living on the continent and by European anticolonialists and members of the Black Diaspora. This book covers campaigns waged by an early incarnation of the ANC and other groups in South Africa who fought against legal and other aspects of white minority rule. The period between the two World Wars were troubling years for colonial empire. Individuals and organizations called for major reforms and an end to white supremacy and colonial rule, contributing first to local unrest and protest and then to anticolonial activity not only in Africa but the United States and Europe as well. In this compelling history, Jonathan Derrick recounts the opposition to British and French rule practised both by Africans living on the continent and by European anticolonialists and members of the Black Diaspora. He covers campaigns waged by an early incarnation of the ANC and other groups in South Africa who fought against legal
"'This is an impressive and scholarly synthesis of a huge amount of historical data that succeeds in presenting a strong narrative of African agitation against colonial rule at the height of European imperialism. As such, this project makes a novel contribution to knowledge.' Dr Robert Shilliam, Oxford University.
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ix, 483 p. ; 22 cm.

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