Colonial policy as a major variable force shaping political change in Africa: a case study of Uganda, 1905-1945
Howe, Charles Henry Walter
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The dissertation is a case study of the effect of colonial policy on political change in a dependent African territory--the Uganda Protectorate--from 1905 up to 1945. It is developed within an analytical framework purposely designed for broader, comparative use. Five human societal forces are singled out as major variables affecting political change in a large part of Africa during most of the colonial era. They are: the traditional African political systems; the policies of the colonial powers; alien contact and influence; events and issues; and the social situation and social change. All of the variables, as they interacted in the Protectorate, are considered at one or more stages in the dissertation. But, carried out as a library research project in the United States, this work places the main emphasis on the second of the forces--colonial policy. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University.