Colonial rivalry: a British perspective on French imperialism in West Africa between 1884 and 1928

Stanlake, Iain (2014) Colonial rivalry: a British perspective on French imperialism in West Africa between 1884 and 1928. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    West Africa is often seen as the place of great colonial activity and the centre of French African ambition. This dissertation examines the British perception on French Imperialism in West Africa and explains how, using Alexander Keese’s concept of ‘mirrors’, this view can be mirrored back to enhance our understanding of British colonial rule. Drawing on British newspapers and periodicals from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries it will firstly look at how the differences and similarities of French rule were received in Britain and then more specifically the role and impact of African troops in Europe during the First World War. It will demonstrate that the British colonial policy makers saw France as an inferior coloniser when compared to their own methods. However, as the period progressed, Britain was influenced by French actions and we ultimately see a shift in the British perception of French inferiority to a rival imperialism from which Britain could learn.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 08:32
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:46
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16256

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