A new Civilizations series on the Scramble for Africa. We begin our series on this decisive event in world history with a multi-episode survey of pre-colonial Africa. In this episode we talk about the devastation wrought by the European slave trade and focus on Africa’s West Coast (then known as the Gold Coast) before the … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 1: Pre-Scramble Africa – the Slave Trade and the Gold Coast"
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Scramble for Africa 9a: South Africa pt1 – Frontier Wars and Settler-Colonialism
1:35:18The wealthiest and most powerful state in Africa is South Africa, and its fate has been pivotal to the whole continent. This was no less true during the Scramble for Africa, which is why this series will have multiple episodes on South Africa. In this one, the so called “frontier wars” between the Europeans and … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 9a: South Africa pt1 – Frontier Wars and Settler-Colonialism"
Lin3r Notes 1: On the racist who wrote “Lest We Forget”
53:42Episode 1 of Dan Freeman Maloy’s series Lin3r Notes. Frequent guest and collaborator Dan Freeman-Maloy (@lin3rnotes on twitter) has a new substack, “Check the Liner Notes” (https://freemanmaloy.substack.com/), and will be podcasting on related topics here on AEP. This episode is about the Canadian / British imperial WWI commemoration, Remembrance Day, and some of the literary … Continue reading "Lin3r Notes 1: On the racist who wrote “Lest We Forget”"
Scramble for Africa 8: Belgium Steals Congo
1:20:48This one is about the precolonial African powers in the Congo – Zanzibar’s representative Tippu Tip, Msiri of Katanga, and a few others (but mainly these two). We talk about their rise in the context of growing European power, and their eventual fall to Belgium – although as you’ll see it wasn’t exactly Belgium, but … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 8: Belgium Steals Congo"
Scramble for Africa 7: The Continent Carved Up at the Berlin Conference 1884
1:38:50After six episodes of preparation we are ready to talk about the famous Berlin Conference of 1884 where Africa was actually carved up. Along the way you meet some of the most legendary villains – Stanley and Leopold (though you still haven’t met Rhodes), also Livingstone and Brazza. We end in Berlin itself and at … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 7: The Continent Carved Up at the Berlin Conference 1884"
Scramble for Africa 6: Sudan – the fall of Gordon and the rise and fall of the Mahdi
2:06:46The British imperialists take Sudan. First, they send Gordon, acting in the name of the Khedive of Egypt. That doesn’t go so well. The next expedition culminates in the brutal battle of Omdurman in 1898, the quintessential colonial military mismatch and the demonstration for the colonial use of the machine gun. We tell Gordon’s story … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 6: Sudan – the fall of Gordon and the rise and fall of the Mahdi"
Scramble for Africa 5: How Menelik Kept Ethiopia Independent at the Battle of Adwa, 1896
1:30:11Fifth instalment in our Scramble for Africa series is the story of Abyssinia (aka Ethiopia), which managed to maintain its independence during the Scramble for Africa despite all the efforts of the would-be Italian colonizers (who would be back in the 20th century, but not during the Scramble). We focus on the rulers of Abyssinia … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 5: How Menelik Kept Ethiopia Independent at the Battle of Adwa, 1896"
Scramble for Africa 4: Britain Takes Egypt with Finance (and War), 1882
1:42:27In 1882 at the battle of Tel el Kabir, Garnet Wolesley (who had suppressed the Riel Resistance in 1870) defeated the Egyptian nationalists led by al-Arabi. This was the final blow in a long imperialist campaign to take Egypt from the ambitious modernizers that had ruled it from the 1820s. The epic financial swindle involved … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 4: Britain Takes Egypt with Finance (and War), 1882"
AEP 99: The Meng Wanzhou Victory Lap
1:14:40I am back with journalist and activist KJ Noh, retired SF Judge Julie Tang, and activist/writer Dan Freeman-Maloy. Meng Wanzhou is free and back in China! We painted a pretty pessimistic picture for you in AEP 95 before the ruling, then poof! The Canadian election happened and Meng was on a plane back to China! … Continue reading "AEP 99: The Meng Wanzhou Victory Lap"
Scramble for Africa 3: Theories of Imperialism
2:05:52Our third instalment before we really dig into the actual scramble for Africa is to give you a flavor for how we’re interpreting what we read. Lenin wrote Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism as an explanation for WWI, but much of what he wrote was about Africa; WEB Du Bois wrote an essay with … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 3: Theories of Imperialism"
AEP 98: On the Canada Files, with Aidan Jonah
54:31I’m joined by Aidan Jonah, editor of the new media outlet The Canada Files, which has an anti-imperialist point of view and an investigative journalism methodology. We talk about some of the Canada Files’s recent investigations, about the relative paucity of anti-imperialist perspectives on Canada (with noble exceptions of course), and about the ambitions plans … Continue reading "AEP 98: On the Canada Files, with Aidan Jonah"