Pioneer Merchant Trader: The Life and Times of Otto Markus

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The Scramble for Africa in the 1880s showed European interest in Africa at its most intense and today evokes a picture of the great European powers engaged in a frantic struggle for supremacy and for control of Africa and its resources. Eve Pollecoff here tells the story of Otto Markus - 'Pioneer Merchant Trader' - who established his East African Trading Company in the wake of growing British interest in East Africa: especially Kenya and Uganda. The influence of Markus's company stretched from East Africa to Europe, and to ...

Pioneer Merchant Trader: The Life and Times of Otto Markus 2011, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781848859371

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