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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography$
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Robin Winks

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.001.0001

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Britain and the Scramble for Africa

Britain and the Scramble for Africa

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(p.450) 29 Britain and the Scramble for Africa
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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography
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John E. Flint

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0029

From the beginning the historiography of the British role in the Scramble for Africa was a controversy between apologists for expansion and their critics, and this has remained a profound influence upon most who have written about the Scramble. Each generation reinterpreted events in the light of changing concerns — the economic depression at the end of the 19th century, the origins of the First World War, Nazism and racist theory, decolonization, and African nationalism. The First World War produced important changes in attitudes towards the Scramble for Africa, and in the historiography. By the late 1960s, a considerable wealth of regional case studies of the Scramble had been amassed, and co-operative volumes began to emerge.

Keywords:   Britain, Scramble, Africa, historiography, First World War, Nazism, racist theory, decolonization, African nationalism

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