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From Slave Trade to Empire

European Colonisation of Black Africa 1780s-1880s

Edited by Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau

Routledge – 2004 – 264 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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Description

Much has been written about the origins of the great push which led Europe to colonise sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the nineteenth century. This book provides a new perspective on this controversial subject by focussing on Europe and a range of empire-building states: Germany, France, Italy and Portugal. The essays in this volume consider economic themes in addition to the political and cultural aspects of the transition from commerce to colonies.

Author Bio

Olivier Pétré-Grenouileau is Professor in Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Lorient. He has worked extensively on the French slave trade and French maritime expansion.

Name: From Slave Trade to Empire: European Colonisation of Black Africa 1780s-1880s (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau. Much has been written about the origins of the great push which led Europe to colonise sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the nineteenth century. This book provides a new perspective on this controversial subject by focussing on Europe and a range of...
Categories: History, Imperial & Colonial History