2016, English, Book, Illustrated edition: British colonisation of Northern Nigeria, 1897-1914 : a reinterpretation of colonial sources / Mahmud Modibbo Tukur ; with an introduction by Michael J. Watts. Tukur, Mahmud, (author.)

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British colonisation of Northern Nigeria, 1897-1914 : a reinterpretation of colonial sources / Mahmud Modibbo Tukur ; with an introduction by Michael J. Watts
 
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Physical Description
  • xlv, 530 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Published
  • Dakar, Senegal : Amalion Publishing, 2016.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • British colonisation of Northern Nigeria, 1897-1914 : a reinterpretation of colonial sources /​ Mahmud Modibbo Tukur ; with an introduction by Michael J. Watts.
Author
  • Tukur, Mahmud, (author.)
Other Authors
  • Watts, Michael J, (writer of introduction.)
Published
  • Dakar, Senegal : Amalion Publishing, 2016.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • xlv, 530 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
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Summary
  • "Tukur's work challenges fundamental assumptions and conclusions about European colonialism in Africa, especially British colonialism in northern Nigeria. Whereas others have presented the thesis of a welcome reception of the imposition of British colonialism by the people, the study has found physical resistance and tremendous hostility towards that imposition; and, contrary to the "pacification" and minimal violence argued by some scholars, the study has exposed the violent and bloody nature of that occupation. Rather than the single story of "Indirect rule", or "abolishing slavery" and lifting the burden of precolonial taxation which others have argued, this book has shown that British officials were very much in evidence, imposed numerous and heavier taxes collected with great efficiency and ruthlessness, and ignored the health and welfare of the people in famines and health epidemics with ravaged parts of northern Nigeria during the period. British economic and soical policies, such as blocking access to western education for the masses in most parts of northern Nigeria, did not bring about development but its antithesis of retrogression and stagnation during the period under study. Tukur's analysis for official colonal records and sources constitutes a significant contribution to the literature on colonialism in Africa and to understanding the complexity of the Nigerian situation today."
Contents
  • Introduction: Laying the foundations of the colonial state in Northern Nigeria - Mahmud Modibbo Tukur's contribution to Nigerian historiography
  • Resistance and surrender to British Invasion, 1897-1903
  • The nature of the British occupation and its immediate impact
  • Relations between the new emirs and the British
  • The extension of British administrative control to the small towns and villages of the emirates
  • The impact of district reorganization
  • The establishment of the native and provincial court system
  • The imposition of British taxes
  • The attitudes of the various classes towards British taxation
  • Disbursement of revenues
  • Changes in the economy of the emirates and the influx of European firms
  • The nature, extent and essence of British social policy in the emirates.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-515) and index.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9782359260472
Dewey Number
  • 325/​.3410669
Standard Number
  • YBP12992592
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