The scramble for africa the white mans conquest of the dark continent from 1876 to 1912 is a fascinating book on the european division of african territory known as the scramble for africa in this competition for territory the united kingdom france germany belgium italy and spain all . The scramble for africa the white mans conquest of the dark continent from 1876 to 1912 is a comprehensive history of the colonisation of african territory by european powers between 1876 to 1912 known as the scramble for africa. The full scale story of the nineteenth century imperial invasion of africa author biography thomas pakenham is the author of the mountains of rasselas the year of liberty and the boer war. Panoramic history at its best a vivid dramatic account of how five rapacious european powers seized and subjugated an entire continent pakenham tells of the scramble for loot markets and colonial prestige in which britain france belgium germany and italy carved up a continent of 11 million square miles and 200 million people 25 maps 32 pages of photographs. The scramble for africa the white mans conquest of the dark continent from 1876 1912 user review kirkus like our own centurys headlong rush to own the bomb european powers in the late 19th century raced to acquire colonies in africa
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