Mahmud Modibbo Tukur,Michael J. Watts's British Colonisation of Northern Nigeria, 1897-1914: A PDF

By Mahmud Modibbo Tukur,Michael J. Watts

ISBN-10: 2359260464

ISBN-13: 9782359260465

ISBN-10: 2359260472

ISBN-13: 9782359260472

“In this densely specified and interpretatively nuanced learn, Mahmud Modibbo Tukur lays naked the very foundations of the colonial kingdom in what's now northern Nigeria. this can be a needs to learn for an individual eager to comprehend the rules of latest Nigeria and the way we got here to be what we are.” – Prof. Abdul Raufu Mustapha, collage of Oxford, UK.

Mahmud Modibbo Tukur’s paintings demanding situations basic assumptions and conclusions approximately eu colonialism in Africa, particularly British colonialism in northern Nigeria. while others have provided the thesis of a welcome reception of the imposition of British colonialism by way of the folks, the examine has came upon actual resistance and great hostility in the direction of that imposition; and, opposite to the “pacification” and minimum violence argued through a few students, the research has uncovered the violent and bloody nature of that career. instead of the only tale of “Indirect rule”, or “abolishing slavery” and lifting the load of precolonial taxation which others have argued, this e-book has proven that British officers have been greatly in facts, imposed a variety of and heavier taxes accrued with nice potency and ruthlessness, and overlooked the well-being and welfare of the folk in famines and wellbeing and fitness epidemics which ravaged components of northern Nigeria throughout the interval. British monetary and social regulations, comparable to blocking off entry to western schooling for the loads in such a lot elements of northern Nigeria, didn't lead to improvement yet its antithesis of retrogression and stagnation in the course of the interval below learn. Tukur’s research of authentic colonial files and resources constitutes an important contribution to the literature on colonialism in Africa and to knowing the complexity of the Nigerian scenario today.

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