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An edition of How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972)

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

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Work of political economy, detailing the impact of slavery and colonialism on the history of international capitalism. Rodney makes the unflinching case that African “mal-development” is not a natural feature of geography, but a direct product of imperial extraction from the continent, a practice that continues up into the present.

In this new edition, Angela Davis offers a striking foreword to the book, exploring its lasting contributions to a revolutionary and feminist practice of anti-imperialism.

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First Sentence

"When Walter Rodney was assassinated in 1980 at the young age of thirty-eight, he had already accomplished what few scholars achieve during careers that extend considerably longer than his."

Table of Contents

Cover Page
Halftitle Page
Title Page
Copyright Page
Dedication
Contents
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1. Some Questions on Development
What Is Development?
What Is Underdevelopment?
2. How Africa Developed Before the Coming of the Europeans—Up to the Fifteenth Century
A General Overview
Some Concrete Examples
Conclusion
3. Africa’s Contribution to European Capitalist Development—The Pre-Colonial Period
How Europe Became the Dominant Section of a World-Wide Trade System
Africa’s Contribution to the Economy and Beliefs of Early Capitalist Europe
4. Europe and the Roots of African Underdevelopment —To 1885
The European Slave Trade as a Basic Factor in African Underdevelopment
Technical Stagnation and Distortion of the African Economy in the Pre-Colonial Epoch
Continuing Politico-Military Developments in Africa —1500 to 1885
The Coming of Imperialism and Colonialism
5. Africa’s Contributions to the Capitalist Development of Europe—The Colonial Period
Expatriation of African Surplus under Colonialism
The Strengthening of the Technological and Military Aspects of Capitalism
6. Colonialism as a System for Underdeveloping Africa
The Supposed Benefits of Colonialism to Africa
Negative Character of the Social, Political, and Economic Consequences
Education for Underdevelopment
Development by Contradiction
Postscript
Guide to Further Reading
Index
Disclaimer

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1971, 1972, 1981, 2018

Contributors

Foreword
Angela Y. Davis
Introduction
Vincent Harding
Introduction
William Strickland
Introduction
Robert Hill
Afterword
A. M. Babu
Cover Art
Brian Rodway
Cover Design
Aajay Murphy

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OL34112760M
ISBN 13
9781788731201

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