Few books have been as influential in understanding African impoverishment as this groundbreaking analysis. Rodney shows the exploitation of the continent committed by the imperial countries of Europe, and subsequently the US, as aided by agents or unwitting accomplices in the North and in Africa. With oppression and liberation his main concern, ...Read MoreFew books have been as influential in understanding African impoverishment as this groundbreaking analysis. Rodney shows the exploitation of the continent committed by the imperial countries of Europe, and subsequently the US, as aided by agents or unwitting accomplices in the North and in Africa. With oppression and liberation his main concern, he 'delves into the past', as he says in his preface, 'only because otherwise it would be impossible to understand how the present came into being ...In the search for an understanding of what is now called "underdevelopment" in Africa, the limits of inquiry have had to be fixed as far apart as the fifteenth century, on the one hand, and the end of the colonial period, on the other hand.' He argues that 'African development is possible only on the basis of a radical break with the international capitalist system, which has been the principal agency of underdevelopment of Africa over the last five centuries'. His Marxist analysis went far beyond previously accepted approaches and changed the way both third world development and colonial history are studied. Although first published in 1972, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, remains an essential introduction to understanding the dynamics of Africa's contemporary relations with the West and is a powerful legacy of a committed activist and thinker.Read Less
New. 2012. Paperback. 344 pages, black & white illustrations. Cateogry: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. BIC Classification: 1H; HBTR; KCM; KCZ. Dimension: 230 x 151 x 18. Weight: 498......We ship daily from our warehouse. Over 350, 000 customers served online! Our feedback reflects our service....'Quick delivery and book was exactly as described', 'Great service-thank you! '
Good. 0904521508 312 pages. Index. "An inquiry into the inter-relations of Europe and Africa from the fifteenth century to the end of the colonial period...Examines African growth before the coming of the Europeans, using seven regions as concrete examples, and treats the European slave trade as a basic factor in African underdevelopment and technical stagnation...Places the awesome responsibility of redevelopment in the hands of Africans...Author was assassinated by agents of the Burnham government in 1980 following a year of political and industrial agitation."-from back cover. Prior owner's name inside front cover else unmarked with moderate wear. Sound copy.
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