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of the century, when Britain, France, Italy, and
Ethiopia carved the coast up into protectorates.
Uganda and Kenya
Before the 1840s there had been little contact
between the trading societies on the East African
coast, and the agricultural societies in the interior. In
the 1840s Swahili-speaking, Muslim traders first
arrived from the coast (on the Indian Ocean). The
Buganda and Bunyoro traded cattle, ivory, and slaves
for guns, textiles, and beads, and used the guns to
fight one another and to defend against raids from the
nomadic Masai and Luo peoples.
The first Europeans in the region were explorers
and missionaries. In the 1870s British Protestants and
French Catholics converted many of the Buganda, but
the two communities were very hostile to one another.
In fact, Protestant and Catholic Bugandans fought for
control of Bugandan politics.
In 1892 Frederick Lugard invaded with British
troops, helped the Protestants defeat the Catholics,
and put Britain in charge. In 1894, Great Britain
officially declared Uganda a protectorate.
For the next two decades,...
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This document was uploaded on 03/10/2014 for the course HISTORY 1020 at Wisc Platteville.
- Spring '14
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