The Uganda Protectorate: Attempt to Give Some Description of the Physical Geography, Botany, Zoology, Anthropology, Languages and History of the Territories under British Protection in East Central Africa


This two-volume work by Sir Henry Hamilton (Harry) Johnston, a British explorer, writer, and colonial official who spent much of his career in Africa, is an encyclopedic compilation of information about Uganda, which became a British protectorate in 1894. Johnston was asked by the crown, in 1899, to spend two years in Uganda as a special commissioner, in order to establish civilian administration after a period of disastrous military rule. He concluded an agreement with the ruling chiefs of Buganda that helped bring stability to the country. During his term in office, Johnston continued his literary and scientific pursuits and spent eight months traveling to gather the information in these volumes.

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Dodd, Mead, New York



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2 volumes; illustrations, colored plates, portraits, folded maps; 26 x 20 centimeters


  • Appendix to Chapter XIII "Anthropology" and to Chapter XIV "Pygmies and Forest Negroes" by Doctor F. Shrubsall.

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