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Abolition, Legitimate Commerce, and Christianity in Nigeria  

Ayodeji Olukoju

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The history of Nigeria in the nineteenth century was dominated by the collapse of Old Oyo, the rise of the Sokoto Caliphate in the north and Ibadan in the southwest, the abolition of the ... More

Africa: The Forgotten Drug Continent  

Neil Carrier

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Apr 2022
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Much historical and ethnographic research highlights a long relationship of humanity with psychoactive substances. However, most of this research has focused on prehistoric and ancient ... More

An Afrocentric Overview of Education, Health, and Welfare Service in Twenty-First-Century Nigeria  

Jamaine M. Abidogun

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Apr 2022
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This chapter uses the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Indicators to demonstrate where Nigeria, as an African nation-state, depends on African ... More

Agriculture, Environment, and Sustainable Development in Nigeria  

Chima J. Korieh

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Apr 2022
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Agriculture is the most critical economic activity in every society. It has historically remained the source of food that sustains the population and a source of wealth accumulation. This ... More

Ancient American Civilizations, States, and Drugs  

Stacey Schwartzkopf

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Apr 2022
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Early states in the Americas integrated drugs and alcohol into their strategies of rule in diverse ways and to varying degrees. This chapter evaluates current scholarship on the ... More

Archaeology, Linguistics, and Early Histories of Nigeria  

Constanze Weise

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The chapter provides a brief survey of the major research developments in archaeology, linguistics, and the early history of Nigeria. It focuses on some important cultural areas, such as ... More

Architecture, Infrastructure, and the Built Environment in Nigeria  

Toyin Falola

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Architectural and infrastructural development engenders the built environment crucial to the day-to-day running of a country. Even more importantly, both are essential to the economic ... More

The Colonial Administration of Nigeria  

Olufemi Vaughan

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The chapter examines the implementation of colonial policies in the Nigerian region from the turn of the twentieth century to the middle of the century when Nigeria gained independence from ... More

Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography of Nigeria  

Sati U. Fwatshak

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This chapter discusses colonial and postcolonial Nigerian historiography based on sampling the country’s extensive historical literature. It highlights the Eurocentric orientation, ... More

Colonial Economies of Nigeria  

Steven Pierce

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The history of Nigeria’s colonial economy is intertwined with its political history. Colonization brought to power a government determined to “develop” the country by making it an exporter ... More

Colonialism, Consumption, ControlDrugs in Modern Asia  

James H. Mills

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This chapter explores the recent wave of revisionist research on the consumption and control of drugs in Asia from the nineteenth century onward. Examples from China, India, and across ... More

The Conquest of Nigeria  

Abubakar Babajo Sani

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This chapter relates the British colonial conquest of Nigeria, which began with the removal of all visible oppositions to the imposition of British rule. It talks about the expansion and ... More

The Creation and Impact of Global Drug Prohibition  

David Bewley-Taylor

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This chapter examines the development of the international drug control system from its inception in 1909 through to the United Nations General Assembly on Drugs (UNGASS) in 1998. It begins ... More

The Cultural Biography of Opium in China  

Yangwen Zheng

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Opium is central in the history of nineteenth- to early twentieth-century late imperial and modern China. Opium’s shift from herbal medicine into a larger narco-economy helped shape China’s ... More

Dangerous Drugs From Habit to Addiction  

Timothy A. Hickman

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This chapter, concentrating mainly on Anglophone cultures, examines the emergence and construction of drug use as a social, medical, and legal problem in the late nineteenth century, which ... More

De-Orientalizing Drugs in the Modern Middle East  

Maziyar Ghiabi

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Narratives of drugs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) rely on Orientalist tales of drug consumption in the shadow of colonial encounters. Scholarship on drug history also ... More

Dictatorship and Democracy in Nigeria, 1966–1999  

Eghosa E. Osaghae

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This chapter analyses the alternation and contestations of dictatorship and democracy in Nigeria in the period 1966–1999. The period was dominated by military dictatorial rule that was ... More

Dimensions of Nigeria’s National Security and Development Challenges in Changing Global Contexts  

N. Oluwafemi Mimiko

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Effective organization of the security and welfare of society is the raison d’être of the modern state. It is the critical nexus of state–society relations, and the essence of national and ... More

Drugs in Africa from the Slave Trade to Colonialism  

Charles Ambler

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This chapter explores the transformation of African drug production, consumption, and trade from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. It centers on relationships between ... More

Drugs in Early South Asia  

James McHugh

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Contrary to myth, little evidence exists for extensive drug use in ancient India and South Asia. In the earliest texts, the Vedas, a plant beverage called soma was prepared for offerings to ... More

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