"The Making of Modern Africa" describes and analyses the changing social, political and economic setting in which Africa's states and societies were shaped, first by the European takeovers of the nineteenth century, and then by the difficulties encountered after independence in the twentieth century.
Michael Twaddle is Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He is a General Editor for the Oxford Studies in African Affairs, and his publications include Religion and politics in East Africa since independence (1995), Developing Uganda (1998) and Christian Missionaries and the State in the Third World (2001).
Introduction; 1. Crises and Continuities; 2. Developing States; 3. The European Conquests; 4. Colonial Orders; 5. Riots, Strikes and Insurrections; 6. Creating New States; 7. The Dilemmas of Independence; Suggestions for Further Reading; Notes; Index