Colonial Meltdown

Colonial Meltdown

Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression

eBook - 2009
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Historians of colonial Africa have largely regarded the decade of the Great Depression as a period of intense exploitation and colonial inactivity. In Colonial Meltdown, Moses E. Ochonu challenges this conventional interpretation by mapping the determined, at times violent, yet instructive responses of Northern Nigeria's chiefs, farmers, laborers, artisans, women, traders, and embryonic elites to the British colonial mismanagement of the Great Depression. Colonial Meltdown explores the unraveling of British colonial power at a moment of global economic cri.
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9780821443118
0821443119
0821418890
0821418904
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 217 pages) : illustrations, maps
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