Colonialism And Violence In Nigeria

Paperback | September 25, 2009

byToyin Falola

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Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria looks closely at the conditions that created a legacy of violence in Nigeria. Toyin Falola examines violence as a tool of domination and resistance, however unequally applied, to get to the heart of why Nigeria has not built a successful democracy. Falola's analysis centers on two phases of Nigerian history: the last quarter of the 19th century, when linkages between violence and domination were part of the British conquest; and the first half of the 20th century, which was characterized by violent rebellion and the development of a national political consciousness. This important book emphasizes the patterns that have been formed and focuses on how violence and instability have influenced Nigeria today.

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Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria looks closely at the conditions that created a legacy of violence in Nigeria. Toyin Falola examines violence as a tool of domination and resistance, however unequally applied, to get to the heart of why Nigeria has not built a successful democracy. Falola's analysis centers on two phases of Nigerian ...

Toyin Falola is University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He is editor (with Matt D. Childs) of The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (IUP, 2005); (with Kevin D. Roberts) of The Atlantic World: 1450-2000 (IUP, 2008); and (with Joel E. Tishken and Akíntúndé Akínyemí) of Sàngó in Africa and the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.62 inPublished:September 25, 2009Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253221196

ISBN - 13:9780253221193

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Major Events in Nigerian History Covered in This Book

1. Violence and Colonial Conquest
2. Resistance by Violence
3. Violence and Colonial Consolidation
4. Taxation and Conflicts
5. Gendered Violence
6. Verbal Violence and Radical Nationalism
7. Labor, Wages, and Riots
Conclusion: Violence and Political Culture

Notes
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"Overall, this book brings a refreshing angle to a familiar subject.... The framework of violence particularly allows us to see both the power and limitations of the colonial state and in so doing, marks an important contribution to the broader scholarship on British imperialism in Africa." -American Historical Review, December 2010