Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule

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Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule Trial Series

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Malawi under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1907-1967

Annual Departmental Reports relating to Nyasaland, 1907-1967

These records commence at the fracturing of the British Central... explore collection...

Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953

African Blue Books, 1821-1953

These statistics cover the history of thirteen colonies across Africa.... explore collection...

South Africa under Apartheid, reports and research by a journalist, 1949-1995

Selected papers from the personal library of Colin Legum, 1949-1995

Colin Legum was a South African-born journalist and anti-apartheid activist.... explore collection...

Gambia under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1881-1966

Annual Departmental Reports relating to the Gambia, 1881-1966

A colony described as an historical accident in political geography"',... explore collection...

Sierra Leone under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1893-1961

Annual Departmental Reports relating to Sierra Leone, 1893-1961

The origins of modern Sierra Leone can be traced back... explore collection...

Uganda under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1903-1961

Annual departmental reports relating to Uganda, 1903-1961

The colony of Uganda was managed by the government departments... explore collection...

Zimbabwe under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1897-1980

Annual departmental reports relating to Southern Rhodesia, 1897-1980

The occupation of Southern Rhodesia was first triggered by the... explore collection...

Ghana and Togo under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1843-1957

Annual departmental reports relating to the Gold Coast and Togoland, 1843-1957

Ghana and Togo were known by the colonial Government as... explore collection...

Kenya under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1907-1964

Annual departmental reports relating to Kenya, 1907-1964

The colony of Kenya was managed by the government departments... explore collection...

Nigeria and Cameroon under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1887-1962

Annual departmental reports relating to Nigeria and the British Cameroons, 1887-1962

The Annual Departmental Reports relating to Nigeria and British Cameroons... explore collection...

Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919

African Government Gazettes, 1808-1919

Originally known as the 'Government Gazettes', each item contains the... explore collection...

Colonial Law in Africa, 1920-1945

African Government Gazettes, 1920-1945

Originally known as the 'Government Gazettes', each item contains the... explore collection...

Colonial Law in Africa, 1946-1966

African Government Gazettes, 1946-1966

These gazettes contain copies of the laws and ordinances which... explore collection...

Introduction

These reports reveal what was reported to the British government by their governors in the African colonies. The statistical reports cover 13 colonies, with some data that pre-dates the abolition of the slave trade. Our collections on Colonial Law show how those laws were implemented. The legal notices in the three collections reveal how colonial laws were used to control citizens during wars and uprisings. Notices of land sales also reveal how land changed hands between 1808 and 1966. Less formal notices within the legal content provide context to the legal notices. The colonial reports for each colony explain how the statistics in the Blue Books were intended to be interpreted by colonial readers.
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Series Data

Dates Covered

1808 - 1995

Subjects Covered

  • Gambian
  • Ghanian
  • Malawian
  • Ugandan
  • Zimbabwean
  • African
  • Colonial
  • Government
  • Law
  • Missionaries
  • Politics
  • Race
  • War
  • Ww2
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Countries Covered

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Basutoland
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Of Good Hope
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gold Coast
  • Guinea
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Lagos
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Rhodesia
  • Nyasaland
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Southern Rhodesia
  • Sudan
  • Tanganyika
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zanzibar
  • Zimbabwe
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Sources

  • British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Kate Legum
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