Book on benefits of German Imperialism in Africa ?

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Book on benefits of German Imperialism in Africa ?

Post by Chinaski1917 » 18 Oct 2012 14:55

Is there a book on the regenerating aspect of German Imperialism in Africa ? A book that chronicles the annihilation of the old African society, and the laying of material foundations of a Western society in Africa with schools, hospitals , railroad and industry ?

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Re: Book on benefits of German Imperialism in Africa ?

Post by Chinaski1917 » 18 Oct 2012 15:51

I mean besides the genocides.

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Re: Book on benefits of German Imperialism in Africa ?

Post by Chris Dale » 21 Oct 2012 21:37

Not that I know of. Other readers may have heard of a such a book.

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Re: Book on benefits of German Imperialism in Africa ?

Post by Chinaski1917 » 22 Oct 2012 05:26

Let's say for example...

from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_East_Africa
Education

Classroom in a German East African school, c. March 1914
Germany developed an educational program for Africans that involved elementary, secondary and vocational schools. "Instructor qualifications, curricula, textbooks, teaching materials, all met standards unmatched anywhere in tropical Africa."[8] In 1924, ten years after the beginning of the First World War and six years into British rule, the visiting American Phelps-Stokes Commission reported: "In regards to schools, the Germans have accomplished marvels. Some time must elapse before education attains the standard it had reached under the Germans."[8]
One of the influences of this German development of education in their colony is the word "shule" (from "schule" in German) that means school. Since Germans were the first colonialists to establish a solid educational program in East Africa, the word "shule" has been borrowed into the Swahili language, the lingua franca of East Africa.

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Re: Book on benefits of German Imperialism in Africa ?

Post by ErichvN » 17 Dec 2012 03:50

I did here once of some American reporters visiting various African colonies and commenting on the outstanding education systems is German East Africa as the best African schools on the continent.

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