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The Resource Nigeria : a new history of a turbulent century, Richard Bourne

Nigeria : a new history of a turbulent century, Richard Bourne

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Nigeria : a new history of a turbulent century
Title
Nigeria
Title remainder
a new history of a turbulent century
Statement of responsibility
Richard Bourne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Known as the African Giant, Nigeria's story is complex and often contradictory. How, despite the ravages of colonialism, civil war, ongoing economic disappointment and most recently the Boko Haram insurgency, has the country managed to stay together for a hundred years? Why, despite an abundance of oil, mineral and agricultural wealth, have so many of its people remained in poverty? These are the key questions explored by Richard Bourne in this remarkable and wide-ranging account of Nigeria's history, from its creation in 1914 to the historic 2015 elections and beyond. Featuring a wealth of original research and interviews, this is an essential insight into the shaping of a country where, despite the seemingly dashed optimism that was raised at independence, there remains hope 'the Nigeria project' may still succeed."--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bourne, Richard
Dewey number
966.9/03
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DT515.57
  • DT515.75
LC item number
  • .B68 2015
  • .B68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
Label
Nigeria : a new history of a turbulent century, Richard Bourne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Another world war and strategic importance
  • Political change and divisive regionalism
  • Regional governments and the coming of independence
  • The joy of independence
  • Overture to disaster
  • 1964-89: The shadow of the generals :
  • Military coups, Biafra and civil war
  • Reconstruction, another coup and the craving for democracy
  • A second republic, its short, inglorious life and its overthrow
  • Buhari, IBB and a new military era
  • 1914-39: Invention of a country :
  • 1989-2014: A decade of pain, then disappointment in democracy :
  • The annulment of an election puts Nigeria on edge
  • The disastrous Abacha years
  • Democracy, and the return of Obasanjo
  • Yar'Adua, Jonathan and threats in the Delta and the northeast
  • Reflections : Politics as business
  • Ethnicity and religion
  • Oil, inequity and poverty
  • One Nigeria?
  • A merger makes a large possession for Britain
  • First World War : Nigeria on the front line
  • Lugard struggles with opponents
  • Between the wars : Nigeria is not a single state
  • Between the wars : the economy in a world depression
  • Between the wars : a new assertive nationalism
  • 1939-64: Rocky road to freedom :
Control code
ocn905523997
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781780329062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o905523997
  • (OCoLC)905523997
Label
Nigeria : a new history of a turbulent century, Richard Bourne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Another world war and strategic importance
  • Political change and divisive regionalism
  • Regional governments and the coming of independence
  • The joy of independence
  • Overture to disaster
  • 1964-89: The shadow of the generals :
  • Military coups, Biafra and civil war
  • Reconstruction, another coup and the craving for democracy
  • A second republic, its short, inglorious life and its overthrow
  • Buhari, IBB and a new military era
  • 1914-39: Invention of a country :
  • 1989-2014: A decade of pain, then disappointment in democracy :
  • The annulment of an election puts Nigeria on edge
  • The disastrous Abacha years
  • Democracy, and the return of Obasanjo
  • Yar'Adua, Jonathan and threats in the Delta and the northeast
  • Reflections : Politics as business
  • Ethnicity and religion
  • Oil, inequity and poverty
  • One Nigeria?
  • A merger makes a large possession for Britain
  • First World War : Nigeria on the front line
  • Lugard struggles with opponents
  • Between the wars : Nigeria is not a single state
  • Between the wars : the economy in a world depression
  • Between the wars : a new assertive nationalism
  • 1939-64: Rocky road to freedom :
Control code
ocn905523997
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781780329062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o905523997
  • (OCoLC)905523997

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