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Title:Tshaka and the British Traders, 1824-1828
Author:Okoye, Felix N.C.
Periodical:Transafrican Journal of History
Geographic terms:South Africa
Great Britain
Subjects:traditional rulers
colonial conquest
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
About person:Shaka king of Zululand (ca. 1787-1828)ISNI
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24520331
Abstract:Aim is to pierce the mind of tshaka, specifically to answer the following questions: why did Tshaka befriend British traders in 1824? What were their objectives and how were these carried out? What was the Zulu monarch's view of this British impact on his polity? How did he try to make use of their superior technology without being destroyed in the end by it. The article makes clear that Tshaka absorbed the British into his policy, because he believed that their technical superiority would serve his ends both at home and abroad. Notes.