During the 1890s, the Scramble for Africa created the new country of Uganda. This inland territory carved out by British agents first encompassed some 20-30 African kingdoms. In his magisterial new study, Anthony Low examines how and why the British were able to dominate these rulerships and establish a colonial government. At the same time, the book goes beyond providing a simple narrative account of events; rather, Low seeks to analyse the conditions under which such a transformation was possible. By skilfully negotiating the many complex political and social undercurrents of this period, Low presents a groundbreaking theoretical model of colonial conquest and rule. The result is a major contribution to debates about the making of empire that will appeal to Africanists and imperial historians alike
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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About the Author
D. A. Low is Emeritus Smuts Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth, University of Cambridge.
Table of Contents1. Prologue: survey and agenda; 2. Statecraft: external intrusion and local dominion; 3. Ferment: conversion and revolution in Buganda; 4. Upcountry: might-have beens and the Buganda/Uganda outcome; 5. Warbands: new military formations and ground-level imperialism; 6. Paramountcy: Toro, Busoga and the new overlords; 7. Defeat: Kabarega's resistance, Mwanga's revolt and the Sudanese mutiny; 8. Succession: Nkore and the war of Igumira's Eye; 9. Denouement: aggregations and rulerships; 10. Government: colonial settlements and the Buganda model; 11. Capstone: honour, awe and imperialism; 12. Round up and review; Select bibliography.