A Political History of The Gambia, 1816-1994 (Rochester by Arnold Hughes, David Perfect

By Arnold Hughes, David Perfect

A Political background of The Gambia: 1816-1994 is the 1st entire account of the political heritage of the previous British West African dependency to be written. It uses a lot hitherto unconsulted or unavailable British and Gambian respectable and personal documentary resources, in addition to interviews with many Gambian politicians and previous British colonial officers. the 1st a part of the e-book charts the origins and features of contemporary politics in colonial Bathurst (Banjul) and its enlargement into the Gambian inside (Protectorate) within the 20 years after international battle II. via independence in 1965, older urban-based events within the capital were defeated through a brand new, rural-based political company, the People's innovative social gathering (PPP). the second one a part of the publication analyzes the skill wherein the PPP, below President Sir Dawda Jawara, succeeded in defeating either current and new rival political events and an tried coup in 1981. The ebook closes with a proof of the loss of life of the PPP by the hands of a military coup in 1994. The booklet not just establishes these particular points of Gambian political heritage, but in addition relates those to the broader nearby and African context, throughout the colonial and independence sessions.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Political History of The Gambia, 1816-1994 (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora) PDF

Similar social science books

Time in Contemporary Intellectual Thought

During this e-book, fifteen authors from a large spectrum of disciplines (ranging from the common sciences to the humanities) provide checks of ways time enters their paintings, the definition and makes use of of time that experience proved best or tricky, and the teachings their topics can provide for our realizing of time past the study room and laboratory partitions.

Complexity: A Guided Tour

What permits separately easy bugs like ants to behave with such precision and goal as a gaggle? How do trillions of neurons produce whatever as terribly advanced as attention? during this remarkably transparent and companionable publication, best complicated structures scientist Melanie Mitchell presents an intimate journey of the sciences of complexity, a large set of efforts that search to provide an explanation for how large-scale advanced, equipped, and adaptive habit can emerge from basic interactions between myriad members.

Scientific Metaphysics

Don Ross, James Ladyman, Harold Kincaid (eds. )

Scientific Metaphysics collects unique essays by means of many of the world's major philosophers of technological know-how at the query of even if metaphysics can and may be naturalized--that is, performed as part of normal technology. a few humans will imagine that the assumption of naturalized metaphysics is a contradiction in phrases, due to the fact metaphysics is by means of definition approximately concerns that go beyond the area of empirical inquiry. many of the authors right here disagree, and carry that if metaphysics is to carry out any prospect of determining target truths, it needs to be non-stop with and encouraged by means of technology. Many move extra, and argue that it's going to be carried out in this type of approach as to be of a few optimistic use to technological know-how. yet past this every one contributor differs with each other on a variety of issues of element and emphasis. The essays offered right here supply a number of issues of view at the courting among naturalized metaphysics, extra conventional types of metaphysics, and the broader historical past of philosophy. The discussions are wealthy in examples drawn from around the sciences: physics, biology, economics, psychology and others. a number of chapters discover new rules concerning the advanced relationships among metaphysics, physics, and arithmetic. At stake, in spite of everything, is the query of no matter if metaphysics may still crumple to technological know-how and disappear from modern inquiry, or proceed as an task that unifies the actual sciences right into a unmarried naturalistic worldview.


1: Harold Kincaid: advent: Pursuing a Naturalist Metaphysics
2: Anjan Chakravartty: at the customers Of Naturalized Metaphysics
3: Paul Humphreys: clinical Ontology and Speculative Ontology
4: Andrew Melnyk: Can Metaphysics Be Naturalized? And if that is so, How?
5: Daniel C. Dennett: varieties of Things-Towards a Bestiary of the show up Image
6: James Ladyman & Don Ross: the area within the Data
7: Mark Wilson: What Can modern Philosophy research from Our 'Scientific Philosophy' Heritage?
8: Michael Friedman: Neo-Kantianism, clinical Realism, and sleek Physics
9: Mark Wilson: a few feedback on 'Naturalism' as we've got it
10: Jenann Ismael: Causation, loose Will, and Naturalism

The FDR Years (Presidential Profiles)

Born in 1882 in Hyde Park, ny, Franklin Delano Rooseveltentered public provider in the course of the encouragement of the DemocraticParty and received the election to the hot York Senate in 1910. He thenbecame the assistant secretary of the army, in addition to the Democraticnominee for vice chairman in 1920. It wasn't until eventually 1932 that he waselected President of the us and took at the job of restoringfaith within the American public after the commercial devastation of WorldWar I.

Additional info for A Political History of The Gambia, 1816-1994 (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)

Example text

By 1983, there were more Mandinka living in Brikama LGA than in any other LGA and by 1993, the WD had become the main centre of the Mandinka population; 26 percent of the Social and Economic Setting 15 Mandinka lived in Brikama and a further 16 percent in Kanifing. This compared with only 14 and 3 percent, respectively, in 1963. Although the Mandinka were still the predominant group in four LGAs (Brikama, Kanifing, Kerewan, and Mansakonko), they had been overtaken by the Fula in Georgetown and Kuntaur (in the latter, they were also now outnumbered by the Wolof) and by the Serahuli in Basse.

4 of 1952) (Bathurst: Government Printer, 1952), Table 5; Report on the Census of Population of the Gambia Taken on 17th/18th April 1963 by H. A. Oliver (Sessional Paper no. 13 of 1965) (Bathurst: Government Printer, 1965), Tables 34 and 105. 7 shows the ethnic composition of The Gambia at each census date between 1963 and 1993. It is evident that the rank order of the first six ethnic groups has remained unchanged since independence; however, the Mandinka share of the national population has fallen significantly.

Mary’s Island increased, reaching 261 in 1939; in 1963, the British population of Gambia was 412. By 1983, the non-African population exceeded 2,500. 74 Most European residents in the nineteenth century were either officials or merchants (a handful were missionaries). 76 Mulattos For most of the nineteenth century, there was also a distinctive Mulatto community in Bathurst. A total of 135 Mulattos was recorded as living on St. Mary’s Island in 1824 and 116 in the 1901 census. Mulattos were the product of relationships between European men and African (mainly Wolof) women (known as “senoras” or “signaras”) and, as in Senegal, there were important social distinctions between 24 Social and Economic Setting them.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 21 votes