Scramble for Africa
This is the dramatic story of the scramble by the European powers,
and in particular England, for power and influence in Africa during
the nineteenth century. The Dutch had been in Africa since the late
sixteenth century and the Portuguese, with their missionary settlements,
long before. The British did not arrive till the period of the Napoleonic Wars,
when the possibility of a hostile French presence at the Cape was not
one which England could lightly overlook, for Holland had joined France
in declaring war against her. The vast canvas that Anthony Nutting paints
is as colourful as any in British history. The struggle for supremacy in Africa
in the nineteenth century has been and will continue to be a powerful factor
influencing the twentieth.
Black cloth covers with gilt title to spine.
- Victorian & Modern History Book Club., Devon.
- Anthony Nutting
- Date Published
- Hard Back
- Very Good