By Mahmud Modibbo Tukur,Michael J. Watts
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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British Colonisation of Northern Nigeria, 1897-1914: A Reinterpretation of Colonial Sources by Mahmud Modibbo Tukur,Michael J. Watts