Lawrence james is correctly and fairly primarily known as a historical of the british empire to that extent the title of the present book is very slightly misleading because most of the material especially towards the end is about the english speaking colonies. In empires of the sun the struggle for the mastery of africa british historian lawrence james focuses on africa from 1830 to 1990 africas colonial period broadly defined. In this compelling history of the men and ideas that radically changed the course of world history lawrence james investigates and analyses how within a hundred years europeans persuaded and coerced africa into becoming a subordinate part of the modern world. Empires in the sun the struggle for the mastery of africa lawrence james on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the one hundred year history of how europe coerced the african continent into its various empires and the resulting story of how africa succeeded in decolonization in this dramatic and often tragic . Be the first to discover new talent each week our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our pro connect email alert
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