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Nigeria's diverse peoples [electronic resource] : a reference sourcebook /
April A. Gordon.
imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2003.
description
xxv, 291 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1576076822 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2003.
isbn
1576076822 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8799132
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
April A. Gordon is a professor of sociology at Winthrop University in South Carolina and the coordinator for the women's studies program
Reviews
Review Quotes
"...a brief introduction to the modern history of Nigeria...the accuracy of this work, and its index, are better than for many works...This makes it a welcome addition in the general stacks of many libraries..." - American Reference Books Annual
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Reference & Research Book News, February 2004
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Summaries
Main Description
Exploring the history of ethnic, regional, and religious diversity in Nigeria, this volume traces most of the country's current problems to its colonial exploitation.
Long Description
Plagued by ethnic divisions, economic inequality, and corruption, Nigeria appears to conform to the stereotypical view that Africa's problems are mostly the result of primitive tribalism. But as Nigeria's Diverse PeopleS≪/i> demonstrates, most of Nigeria's problems today were set in motion by Europeans during the slave trade and colonial eras. Focusing on three main ethnic groups (Hausa-Falani, Yoruba, and Igbo) and ranging from precolonial times to independence in 1960 to the present, this breakthrough study portrays a Nigeria now striving to make a unified nation of itself. Offering a fresh understanding not just of Nigeria but of Africa as well, readers will enter the richly complex world of Nigeria's ethnic history.
Unpaid Annotation
Highlights: - Only book to focus exclusively on the cross-cutting complexities of ethnicity and religion in Nigerian society- Only text to go beyond describing the problems in Nigeria and explore current efforts to solve them- Presents Nigeria as a case study to explode the stereotypical view that Africa's problems are mostly the result of primitive tribalism
Description for Reader
. Includes sections at the end of each chapter that highlight key people and events, with background information on past and present ethnic, regional, religious, and political affairs . Primary documents, including those from the Biafra civil war, give students and general readers a better understanding of the reality of Nigeria, and photographs and maps illustrate the development, dynamics, and impact of Nigerian diversity
Description for Reader
. Only book to focus exclusively on the crosscutting complexities of ethnicity and religion in Nigerian society . Presents Nigeria as a case study to explode the stereotypical view that Africa's problems are mostly the result of primitive tribalism . Shows historically and developmentally how, why, and when ethnic, regional, and religious differences emerged and how they have changed over time
Description for Reader
* Only book to focus exclusively on the crosscutting complexities of ethnicity and religion in Nigerian society * Presents Nigeria as a case study to explode the stereotypical view that Africa's problems are mostly the result of primitive tribalism * Shows historically and developmentally how, why, and when ethnic, regional, and religious differences emerged and how they have changed over time
Long Description
Plagued by ethnic divisions, economic inequality, and corruption, Nigeria appears to conform to the stereotypical view that Africa's problems are mostly the result of primitive tribalism. But as Nigeria's Diverse Peoples demonstrates, most of Nigeria's problems today were set in motion by Europeans during the slave trade and colonial eras. Focusing on three main ethnic groups (Hausa-Falani, Yoruba, and Igbo) and ranging from precolonial times to independence in 1960 to the present, this breakthrough study portrays a Nigeria now striving to make a unified nation of itself. Offering a fresh understanding not just of Nigeria but of Africa as well, readers will enter the richly complex world of Nigeria's ethnic history.
Description for Reader
Only book to focus exclusively on the crosscutting complexities of ethnicity and religion in Nigerian society Presents Nigeria as a case study to explode the stereotypical view that Africa's problems are mostly the result of primitive tribalism Shows historically and developmentally how, why, and when ethnic, regional, and religious differences emerged and how they have changed over time
Table of Contents
Series Editor's Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
List of Mapsp. xxv
Prehistory and Early History
The Peopling of Nigeriap. 1
Ethnic Diversity in Nigeriap. 1
Nigerian Prehistoryp. 5
Iron Age Nigeriap. 8
The Origins of Nigeria's Present Ethnic Groupsp. 10
The Yorubap. 11
Northern Nigeria and the Hausa-Fulanip. 13
The Igbop. 15
The Middle Beltp. 16
Conclusionp. 16
Timelinep. 17
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 18
Bibliographyp. 19
Cultures of Nigeria: An Overview of Ethnicity, Region, and Religionp. 21
The Yorubap. 25
The Hausa-Fulanip. 30
The Igbop. 36
Conclusionp. 38
Timelinep. 39
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 40
Bibliographyp. 41
European Contact and the Atlantic Slave Tradep. 43
The Atlantic Slave Tradep. 44
Ending the Slave Tradep. 54
The March toward Colonialismp. 63
Conclusionp. 65
Timelinep. 67
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 68
Bibliographyp. 70
Development of Contemporary Nigeria
Colonialism and Nationalismp. 71
Indirect Rule and the Shaping of Identitiesp. 72
The Economic Impact of Colonialismp. 85
Demographic Changep. 87
Nationalism: The Challenge to Colonial Rulep. 88
Conclusionp. 97
Timelinep. 98
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 98
Bibliographyp. 100
The Legacy of Colonialism and Postindependence Political Culturep. 101
The Colonial Legacyp. 102
Ethnicity, Region, and Religion in Nigeria's Political Culturep. 108
Patron-Client Relationships and the Culture of Corruptionp. 116
Conclusionp. 119
Timelinep. 121
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 121
Bibliographyp. 122
The Biafra Civil Warp. 125
Ethnoregionalism in the First Republicp. 125
The 1966 Coup and the End of the First Republicp. 129
The Civil Warp. 132
Effects of the Civil Warp. 142
Timelinep. 149
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 149
Bibliographyp. 150
Party Politics and Civilian Governmentp. 151
The First Republic (1960-1966)p. 152
The Second Republic (1979-1983)p. 159
The Aborted Third Republic (1993)p. 167
The Restoration of Democracy (1998-)p. 171
Conclusionp. 177
Timelinep. 178
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 178
Bibliographyp. 180
Ethnomilitary Rulep. 183
Period One of Military Rule (1966-1979 and 1983-1985)p. 184
Period Two of Military Rule (1985-1998)p. 189
Conclusionp. 196
Timelinep. 197
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 198
Bibliographyp. 198
Civil Society and Ethnoregional and Religious Issuesp. 201
Ethnic Associationsp. 203
Religion and Civil Societyp. 213
Civil Society and Nation Buildingp. 222
Conclusionp. 227
Timelinep. 229
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 230
Bibliographyp. 231
Current Issues and Prospects
Nigerians Abroadp. 233
The Demographic Picturep. 234
Migration and Identitiesp. 237
Virtual Nigeriap. 242
Can One Go Home Again?p. 249
Conclusionp. 250
Timelinep. 252
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 252
Bibliographyp. 253
The Future of Nigeriap. 255
The Ethnomilitary Elitep. 257
Ethnoregionalism and Corruption in Politicsp. 258
Ethnoregional and Religious Conflictp. 260
The 2003 Electionsp. 263
The Future of Ethnoregionalism and Religious Divisionsp. 266
Timelinep. 270
Significant People, Places, and Eventsp. 271
Bibliographyp. 272
Indexp. 273
About the Authorp. 291
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