The African Colonial State in Comparative Perspective

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In this comprehensive and original study, a distinguished scholar of African affairs argues that the crisis in African development can be traced directly to European colonial rule, which left the continent with a "singularly difficult legacy." Crawford Young proposes a new conception of the state, weighing the characteristics of European empires of the past (including those of Holland, Portugal, England, and Venice) and distilling their common qualities. He then presents a concise and wide-ranging history of colonization in ...

The African Colonial State in Comparative Perspective 1994, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300058024

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