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Title:Ominous transition: commerce and colonial expansion in the Senegambia and Guinea, 1857-1919
Author:Bowman, JoyeISNI
Year:1997
Pages:198
Language:English
Series:The Making of Modern Africa
City of publisher:Aldershot
Publisher:Avebury
ISBN:1859721540
Geographic terms:West Africa
Guinea-Bissau
Portugal
Subjects:colonial conquest
history
1850-1899
1900-1949
Abstract:In the last half of the 19th century numerous forces combined to reshape the indigenous societies of the Senegambia region in West Africa. The abolition of the slave trade, the new emphasis on 'legitimate commerce', and the various European efforts to colonize portions of West Africa resulted in a speedy commercialization of agriculture and compelled those still independent West African kingdoms of the northern savannah to incorporate the southern and coastal approaches of the region. Focusing on Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau), the present study deals with the competition between Kaabu and Futa Jallon, the two most powerful states in 19th-century Senegambia, the rise of Fuladu, the internal crisis in Senegambia and Portuguese Guinea between 1880 and 1903, 'legitimate commerce' and peanut cultivation for export in Portuguese Guinea between the 1840s and 1880s, Portugal's new offensive to establish 'effective occupation' from the 1880s and 1890s onwards, and the role of Abdul Njai in the Portuguese campaigns.
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