East Africa: An Introductory History

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West Virginia University Press, 2009 - History - 328 pages
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In this third edition of East Africa: An Introductory History, Robert M. Maxon revisits the diverse eastern region of Africa, including the modern nations of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. With revised sections and a new preface, this comprehensive text surveys East Africa's political, economic, and social history from pre-colonial to modern times. Maxon reveals the physical movement and societal development of and between ethnic groups before the 1890s; the capitalistic impact of European colonialism in the early nineteenth century; and the achievement and aftermath of independence in East Africa during the later part of this century.

East Africa: An Introductory History, 3rd and Revised Edition offers the student and scholar:

* the only revision of this title in over a decade
* a complete index and glossary of African terms that promote an effortless navigation of the complex history of this region
* over twenty maps and diagrams that provide visual depictions of the development of eastern Africa
* detailed geographical and topographical analysis that supplement the historical scope and investigation of this region
East Africa: An Introductory History documents the transformation of East Africa from the Stone Age to the first decade of the twenty-first century. The book is ideal for any reader interested in unraveling the intricate history of this East Africa, and especially for students coming to the study of this region for the first time.

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Contents

EAST AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY
1
Main Physical Features of East Africa
3
Simplified Vegetation Patterns of East Africa
7
THE PEOPLING OF EAST AFRICA TO C 1000 A D
12
Modern Distribution of Languages in East Africa
17
Bantu Languages of East Africa
21
Distribution of Early Iron Age
25
Dating the Early Iron Age
26
THE EAST AFRICAN INTERIOR FROM
81
Buganda Expansion 16th through 19th Centuries
86
Teso Movements
92
Western Kenya in the Nineteenth Century
97
Ngoni in Tanzania
107
EAST AFRICA AND THE WIDER WORLD
112
Nineteenth Century Trade Routes
117
THE SCRAMBLE FOR EAST AFRICA
129

Bantu Migrations
29
THE EAST AFRICAN COAST TO 1800
34
East African Coast
36
C 1000 TO 1650
53
WestCentral Uganda
58
Lwoo Migrations to East Africa
60
Lwoo Migrations within East Africa
63
Highlands and Plains Nilotes Before 1800
66
Western Kenya
69
Modern Distribution of ThagicuSpeaking Peoples
73
Mainland Tanzania
75
Partition of East Africa to 1895
135
1890S TO
142
Colonial Uganda
149
Colonial Kenya
161
2U German East Africa
174
EAST AFRICA FROM THE FIRST WORLD
180
THE RISE OF NATIONALISM AND ACHIEVEMENT
220
INDEPENDENT EAST AFRICA 1960s TO 1990s
265
Selected Bibliography
313
Glossary of African Terms
319
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About the author (2009)

Robert M. Maxon is Professor of History at West Virginia University. He served as an Education Officer in Kenya from 1961-64 and has served as a visiting professor of history at Moi University in Kenya on four separate occasions. Maxon has carried out research in East Africa on numerous visits since 1968.

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