1815-1880 History of Northern Africa Canary Islands, 1918-1939

Canary Islands, 1880-1918

In 1880, the Scramble for Africa began; Spain secured Rio de Oro, later called the Spanish Sahara, in 1880. This inhospitable stretch of desert is located opposite to the Canary Islands on the African coast; the protectorate/colony was closely linked to the Canary Islands throughout the period of Spanish rule.
The Canarian economy also was reinvigorated, as sugar again was cultivated, the first tourists arrived - not having a serious effect on the economy yet - and the banana was introduced around the turn of the century.

History of La Palma, from ing.iac.es
The Canary Islands, from Catholic Encyclopedia, and from Infoplease
Historia Canarias, in Spanish
REFERENCE Article : Canaries, or Canary Islands, in : International Year Book 1898 p.160 [G]
Article : Canary Islands, in : New International Year Book 1913 p.141, 1914 p.140, 1916 p.120, 1918 p.114 [G]

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