The History of the Yorubas: From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the British Protectorateby Samuel Johnson
The first published account and standard reference for the history of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, first published in 1921.See more details below
The first published account and standard reference for the history of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, first published in 1921.
Table of Contents
Author's preface; Editor's preface; Part I. The People, Country, and the Language: 1. Origin and early history; 2. The origin of the tribes; 3. Religion; 4. Government; 5. Yoruba names; 6. Yoruba towns and villages; 7. The principles of land law; 8. Manners and customs; Part II; Section 1. First Period - Mythological Kings and Deified Heroes: 1. The founders of the Yoruba nation; Section 2. Second Period - Growth, Prosperity and Oppression: 2. Historical kings; 3. The kings of Oyo Igboho; 4. A succession of despotic kings; 5. Bosorun Gaha and his atrocities and Abiodun's peaceful reign; Third Period - Revolutionary Wars and Disruption: 6. The revolution; 7. The rise of the Fulanis to power; 8. Consequences of the revolution; 9. Further development of the anarchy; 10. Spread of the anarchy; 11. The revolution in the Epo districts; 12. Wars for the consolidation and balance of power; 13. The last of Katunga; 14. The interregnum; Section 3. Fourth Period - Arrest of Disintegration. Inter-tribal Wars. British Protectorate: 15. The new city, new government, Ilorin checked; 16. Fratricidal wars; 17. Subjugation of the Ijesas and Ekiti's social reforms; 18. A glorious end and a gory dawn of two reigns; 19. Sequels to the Ijaye war; 20. The close and the opening careers of two heroes; 21. Two administrations of opposite policies; 22. A new reign and evil prognostication; 23. The commencement of the 16 Years' War; 24. Conflicts in the north; 25. Ibadan at its extremity; 26. Failures at reconciliation; 27. A rift in the cloud; 28. The Rev. J. B. wood and the A.O.K.; 29. The intervention of the British government; 30. Dispersal of the combatants by special commissioners; 31. Disturbance in every part of the country; 32. Abortive measures to terminate the war; 33. The dark before the dawn; 34. The end of the war; 35. The establishment of the British Protectorate; Appendices; Index.
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