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The Resource Colonial meltdown : Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression, Moses E. Ochonu

Colonial meltdown : Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression, Moses E. Ochonu

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Colonial meltdown : Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression
Title
Colonial meltdown
Title remainder
Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Moses E. Ochonu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Historians of colonial Africa have largely regarded the decade of the Great Depression as a period of intense exploitation and colonial inactivity. In Colonial Meltdown, Moses E. Ochonu challenges this conventional interpretation by mapping the determined, at times violent, yet instructive responses of Northern Nigeria's chiefs, farmers, laborers, artisans, women, traders, and embryonic elites to the British colonial mismanagement of the Great Depression. Colonial Meltdown explores the unraveling of British colonial power at a moment of global economic crisis. Ochonu shows that the economic downturn made colonial exploitation all but impossible and that this dearth of profits and surpluses frustrated the colonial administration which then authorized a brutal regime of grassroots exactions and invasive intrusions. The outcomes were as harsh for Northern Nigerians as those of colonial exploitation in boom years. Northern Nigerians confronted colonial economic recovery measures and their agents with a variety of strategies. Colonial Meltdown analyzes how farmers, women, laborers, laid-off tin miners, and Northern Nigeria's emergent elite challenged and rebelled against colonial economic recovery schemes with evasive trickery, defiance, strategic acts of revenge, and criminal self-help and, in the process, exposed the weak underbelly of the colonial system. Combined with the economic and political paralysis of colonial bureaucrats in the face of crisis, these African responses underlined the fundamental weakness of the colonial state, the brittleness of its economic mission, and the limits of colonial coercion and violence. This atmosphere of colonial collapse emboldened critics of colonial policies who went on to craft the rhetorical terms on which the anticolonial struggle of the post-World War II period was fought out. In the current climate of global economic anxieties, Ochonu's analysis will enrich discussions on the transnational ramifications of economic downturns. It will also challenge the pervasive narrative of imperial economic success."--Book cover
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Ochonu, Moses E
Dewey number
966.9/503
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT515.9.N5
LC item number
O25 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depressions
  • Depressions
  • British
  • Nigeria, Northern
  • Nigeria, Northern
  • Great Britain
  • Nigeria
Label
Colonial meltdown : Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression, Moses E. Ochonu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction. Crisis, Colonial Failure, and Subaltern Suffering --- Chapter 1. From Empire to Colony -- Chapter 2. The Depression and the Colonial Encounter in Northern Nigeria -- Chapter 3. Social Transformations and Unintended Consequences in a Depressed Economy -- Chapter 4. Protests, Petitions, and Polemics on the Economic Crisis -- Chapter 5. The Periphery Strikes Back -- Chapter 6. Economic Recovery and Grassroots Revenue Offensives
Control code
320802305
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780821418895
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009023500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)320802305
Label
Colonial meltdown : Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression, Moses E. Ochonu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction. Crisis, Colonial Failure, and Subaltern Suffering --- Chapter 1. From Empire to Colony -- Chapter 2. The Depression and the Colonial Encounter in Northern Nigeria -- Chapter 3. Social Transformations and Unintended Consequences in a Depressed Economy -- Chapter 4. Protests, Petitions, and Polemics on the Economic Crisis -- Chapter 5. The Periphery Strikes Back -- Chapter 6. Economic Recovery and Grassroots Revenue Offensives
Control code
320802305
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780821418895
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009023500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)320802305

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