By Richard J. Reid

This ebook is the 1st significant examine in numerous many years to contemplate Uganda as a state, from its precolonial roots to the current day. right here, Richard J. Reid examines the political, monetary, and social heritage of Uganda, offering a different and wide-ranging exam of its turbulent and dynamic previous for all these learning Uganda's position in African historical past and African politics. Reid identifies and examines key issues of rupture and transition in Uganda's historical past, emphasising dramatic political and social swap within the precolonial period, specially in the course of the 19th century, and he additionally examines the ongoing repercussions of those advancements within the colonial and postcolonial classes. by way of contemplating the ways that ancient tradition and attention has been ever current - in political discourse, paintings and literature, and social relationships - Reid defines the genuine volume of Uganda's doable nationwide history.

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