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Title:Background to the annexation of Cameroon, 1875-1885
Author:Fanso, Verkikika G.
Periodical:Abbia: revue culturelle camerounaise
Geographic term:Kamerun
Subjects:colonial conquest
Abstract:1875 to 1885 in the history of Cameroon may be said to be a period during which the British, French and Germans took stock of their activities in the 'Cameroon District', appreciated the need for annexation, and together began to scramble for it. Purpose of this research is to determine, through private and official letters, minutes and memoranda of conversations, treaties and actions, the roles played by missionaries, traders, officials, chiefs and natives of the Cameroon coast in the events that led up to the scramble for and the annexation of the coastal district of Cameroon in 1884. Special emphasis is given to missionary sources. Sections: Introduction - New Europeans and their activities, 1875-1880 - Growing interest among the powers for annexation, 1881-1883 - The annexation, 1884-1885 - Conclusion. Notes, table.