Talk:El Hadj Umar Tall

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Assessment comment[edit]

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Assessment 2008-03-07: This would be a B class for a more minor figure, but Umar Tall was the "Napolean of West Africa", and a huge figure (both as symbol and in real effects on society). Topics to include are his connection with the Fula Jihad movement (a culmination or going off in another direction?), complicated relations with other muslim leaders, even jihadists, how his jihad effected French and british imperialism (some have argured that it sped up French expansion, and then made the final contol of the Niger valley possible, as Umar destroyed what was there an left a weak set of states in their place). So both greater context and depth are needed.T L Miles (talk) 16:45, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

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