Basil Davidson: The Magnificent African Cake

Basil Davidson: The Magnificent African Cake

Name two agricultural crops (items of trade) that replaced the European slave trade from West and West-Central Africa
1) Cocoa
2) Cotton
3) peanut (ground nuts)
4) rubber
5) Rice
6) bananas
7) Palm oil
Who uttered the above phrase, re: “The Maginificent African cake”?
King Leopold
Which European power got the biggest slice of the African cake?
France and Britain
What was the purpose of the Berlin conference of 1884-1885?
To divide the continent
Which were the main countries involved in colonization of the continent?
1) Britain
2) France
3) Belgium
4) Portugal
5) Spain
6) Italy
7) Dutch
8) Germans
Which two countries escaped colonization?
Liberia -free slaves established by Americans 1800’s
Ethiopia -one of the 1st christian nations since 3rd century
Who ‘owned’ the Congo free state?
King Leopold
Why does “The Gambia” have the political boundaries it has?
British wanted to take over the Gambian river
Didn’t want to give it to the French
How big is the Gambia?
300 miles long and 30 miles wide
What did the British call the process of bringing the Kenya Nandi (and other groups that mounted resistance to colonization under colonial authority?)
Pacification/hammering
What were the European officers put in charge of the Africans called?
District officers
What were the responsibilities of the chiefs?
Collect taxes
By what name was the british administration in Africa known?
Indirect Rule
How did indirect rule work?
Rule through chiefs
What is the name of the person who came up with indirect rule
Frederick Lugard
In which country (among which people) was Indirect Rule first used?
Northern Nigeria/Fulani People
How did Europeans resolve the problem of communications (transport)?
Train/railways
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