Stanford historian follows trail of mercenary European adventurers embarking on 'Scramble for Africa'

Steven Press uncovers an overlooked method of empire-building in the late 1800s that saw Europe make an indelible mark on Africa. Press documents these historic events in his new book.


Stanford historian Steven Press has published his first book about the con artists who gained control of much of Africa.

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