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The Resource A short history of modern Angola, David Birmingham

A short history of modern Angola, David Birmingham

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A short history of modern Angola
Title
A short history of modern Angola
Statement of responsibility
David Birmingham
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This history by celebrated Africanist David Birmingham begins in 1820 with the Portuguese attempt to create a third, African, empire after the virtual loss of Asia and America. In the nineteenth century the most valuable resource extracted from Angola was agricultural labor, first as privately owned slaves and later as conscript workers. The colony was managed by a few marine officers, by several hundred white political convicts, and by a couple of thousand black Angolans who had adopted Portuguese language and culture. The hub was the harbor city of Luanda which grew in the twentieth century to be a dynamic metropolis of several million people. The export of labor was gradually replaced when an agrarian revolution enabled white Portuguese immigrants to drive black Angolan laborers to produce sugar cane, cotton, maize and above all coffee. During the twentieth century Congo copper supplemented this wealth, by gem-quality diamonds, and by offshore oil. Although much of the countryside retained its dollar-a-day peasant economy, new wealth generated conflict which pitted white against black, north against south, coast against highland, American allies against Russian allies. The generation of warfare finally ended in 2002 when national reconstruction could begin on Portuguese colonial foundations."--
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Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birmingham, David
Dewey number
967.3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1325
LC item number
.B58 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Angola
  • Angola
  • Angola
  • Angola
Label
A short history of modern Angola, David Birmingham
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The forging of a colony -- The urban culture of Luanda City -- Trade and politics in the hinterland -- Land and labour in the south -- From slave trading to white settlement -- Colonialism versus nationalism -- The struggles of the seventies -- Survival in the eighties -- Civil war and the colonial aftermath -- Appendix: the Cadbury factory in Angolan history
Control code
ocn946610117
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 159 pages
Isbn
9780190271305
Lccn
2015509499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o946610117
  • (OCoLC)946610117
Label
A short history of modern Angola, David Birmingham
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The forging of a colony -- The urban culture of Luanda City -- Trade and politics in the hinterland -- Land and labour in the south -- From slave trading to white settlement -- Colonialism versus nationalism -- The struggles of the seventies -- Survival in the eighties -- Civil war and the colonial aftermath -- Appendix: the Cadbury factory in Angolan history
Control code
ocn946610117
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 159 pages
Isbn
9780190271305
Lccn
2015509499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o946610117
  • (OCoLC)946610117

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