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The Colonial Epoch in Africa

1st Edition

Edited by Gregory Maddox


402 pages

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The articles collected in this study, first published in 1993, concentrates on the transformation and continuities in African societies during the height of the colonial era, and explores the struggles by Africans to find space – socially, politically, or economically – within the confines of colonial rule. This title will be of interest to students of African history and Imperialism.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction; Volume Introduction; 1. Colonial Policies and Administrators in Africa: The Myths of the Contrasts M. Semakula Kiwanuka 2. Indirect Rule: The Establishment of "Chiefs" and "Tribes" in Cameron’s Tanganyika James D. Graham 3. Colonialism and Social Structure Iheanyi J. Samuel-Mbaekew 4. The Growth of the Pan-African Movement, 1893-1927 P. Olisanwuche Esedebe 5. Archbishop Daniel William Alexander and the African Orthodox Church Richard Newman 6. Race, Science, and the Legitimization of White Supremacy in South Africa, 1902-1940 Paul Rich 7. Peasants, Capitalists and Historians: A Review Article Frederick Cooper 8. The Emergence and Decline of a South African Peasantry Colin Bundy 9. The Madman and the Migrant: Work and Labor in the Historical Consciousness of a South African People John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff 10. Mtunya: Famine in Central Tanzania, 1917-20 Gregory Maddox 11. Kenya’s Primitive Colonial Capitalism: The Economic Weakness of Kenya’s Settlers Up to 1940 Paul Van Zwanenberg 12. Depression, Dust Bowl, Demography, and Drought: The Colonial State and Soil Conservation in East Africa During the 1930s David Anderson 13. Colonialism and the Legal Status of Women in Francophonic Africa Marlene Dobkin 14. "Cotton Is the Mother of Poverty": Peasant Resistance to Forced Cotton Production in Mozambique, 1938-1961 Allen Isaacman, Michael Stephen, Yussuf Adam, Mario João Homen, Eugenio Macamo, Augustinho Pililão 15. Colonial Chiefs and the Making of Class: A Case Study from Teso, Eastern Uganda Joan Vincent 16. Colonialism in Angola: Kinyama’s Experience David Birmingham 17. Some Origins of Nationalism in East Africa J. M. Lonsdale 18. The Origins of Nationalism in East and Central Africa: The Zambian Case Ian Henderson 19. The Sources of Collective Rebellion: Nationalism in Buganda and Kikuyuland Meddi Mugyenyi 20. Missionaries, Colonial Government and Secret Societies in South-Eastern Igboland, 1920-1950 Ogbu Kalu; Acknowledgements

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HISTORY / General