Scramble For Africa by Thomas Pakenham
The Scramble For Africa
In 1880 the mainland of Africa was to a great extent unexplored by Europeans. Under thirty years after the fact, just Liberia and Ethiopia stayed unconquered by them. The rest – 10 million square miles with 110 million dazed new subjects – had been cut up by five European forces (and one unprecedented individual) for the sake of Commerce, Christianity, “Development” and Conquest. The Scramble for Africa is the main full-scale investigation of that uncommon scene ever.