THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA

Toyin Falola

The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Frank W. Thackeray and John E. Finding, Series Editors

Greenwood Press Westport, Connecticut · London

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The History of Nigeria
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Series Foreword ix
  • Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
  • Timeline of Historical Events xv
  • 1 - Introduction: Nigeria in Perspective 1
  • Note 16
  • 2 - Precolonial States and Societies 17
  • Note 38
  • 3 - European Penetration 39
  • Notes 51
  • 4 - British Conquest and Resistance 53
  • Notes 65
  • 5 - Colonial Rule 67
  • Notes 80
  • 6 - Nationalism and Independence 81
  • Notes 93
  • 7 - The First Republic, 1960-1965 95
  • Notes 113
  • 8 - Military Rule and the Civil War, 1966-1970 115
  • Notes 136
  • 9 - Oil and Politics under the Military, 1970-1975 137
  • Notes 149
  • 10 - Reforms and Military Disengagement, 1975-1979 151
  • Notes 164
  • 11 - The Second Republic 1979-1983 165
  • Notes 177
  • 12 - The Military, Economy, and Politics, 1983-1993 179
  • Notes 193
  • 13 - Predatory Rule, 1993-1998 195
  • 14 - Crisis Management and the Transition to Democracy 205
  • Notes 222
  • Epilogue - Problems and Challenges 223
  • Notable People in the History of Nigeria 231
  • Selected Bibliography 247
  • Index 257
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