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2.22lecnotes - Lecture 02.22.07 Carving up Africa- the...

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Lecture 02.22.07 Carving up Africa- the scramble 1807- abolished north atlantic slave trade Europeans used abolition of slave trade and transformation of legitimate trade as an excuse to continue on into the interior Berlin/West Africa conference- set of motives of each of the policies to determine the name of this African state Traders and explorers were fundamental actors Effects of missionaries—siraleon- saro Missionaries coming from virtually everywhere—change in attitude 3 C’s: Civilization Commerce 1867 discovered diamonds in Africa 1885 gold Issue: Conflict in those who believed in free trade and restricted trade British believe in free trade—they have advantage in military Protected trade wanted by everyone else Issue: Disease and superior military power Discovery of Quinine- used as preventative against malaria Sleeping sickness—tsetse flies Weapons—breach loader, reloader, maxim gun Machine gun=11 bullets/1 second Gave Europeans who had maxim an advantage 1879—french declare they really are serious about entering the interior of Africa,
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course HIS 015 taught by Professor Brantley during the Winter '06 term at UC Davis.

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2.22lecnotes - Lecture 02.22.07 Carving up Africa- the...

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