Intervention and Colonization in Africa

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION. By JAMES T. SHOTWELLxv
I. EUROPEAN EXPANSION AND WORLD POLITICS1 Character and causes of European expansion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- Industrial and financial revolution -- Changes in colonial ideals and methods -- Influence of the popular will on foreign policy -- Effect of the increase of population and emigration -- Motives for expansion and imperialism -- Colonial possessions of European states in Africa in 1870 -- The great explorations.
II. THE FOUNDING OF THE CONGO INDEPENDFANT STATE20

The Brussels Conference and the International African 20 Association -- Stanley's discoveries and state-building -- Portugal and Great Britain -- Bismarck and the West African Conference -- Recognition of the Congo Independent State -- Free-trade zone -- Spirits and the slave trade -- Conference of Brussels -- Administrative development of the Congo State -- Destruction of the Arab slavers -- The Lado Enclave -- Grenfell's explorations -- Exploitation of the natives -- Concessionnaire companies and atrocities -- Defects of administration -- Illusory free trade.

III. TRANSITION TO THE BELGIAN CONGO47

Increasing complaints of misgovernment -- Outside pres. sure -- Investigation -- Leopold's will -- Report of the Special Commission -- The new Colonial Law -- Cession of the Crown Domain -- Belgium as a colonial power -- Reforms of 1910 -- Results and prospects.

IV. GERMAN COLONIZATION IN SOUTHWEST AFRICA65

Bismarck and colonization -- British and German missions and traders in Hereroland and Namaqualand -- Attitude of England toward Great Namaqualand -- German request for protection -- British hesitation -- Expedition of Herr Lü-

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