18. EMPIRES IN THE SUN: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE MASTERY OF AFRICA

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In this talk about the men and ideas that radically changed the course of world history, Lawrence James will investigate and analyse how, within a hundred years, Europeans persuaded and coerced Africa into becoming a subordinate part of the modern world. The continent proved to be a magnet for the high-minded, the philanthropic, the unscrupulous and the insane.