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Land Policies In Jamaica, 1830-1940

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The causes of the wave of colonial conquests from the 1870s onward are complex. The implication of the rhetoric was that late-19th century colonizations – unlike the Spanish conquest of the Americas, for instance – were disciplined, restrained and forward-looking affairs. The literature on the slow death for slavery in Africa has grown considerably over the last two decades. In reality, colonial rulers in many regions discouraged slaves from asserting their freedom, and used various methods to uphold the institution. Among the German colonies, the issue of slavery was most significant by far in German East Africa. Various forms of slavery played a critical role in the historical development of the different communities in Cameroon. The increasing effectiveness of colonial rule generally must have made the procurement of slaves far more difficult.

Keywords:Africa; Cameroon; colonial conquests; German colonies

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