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Title:Chiefs and the 'Land Question' in Busoga District, Uganda, 1895-1936
Author:Nayenga, Peter F.B.
Year:1979
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:12
Issue:2
Pages:183-209
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:Soga
indirect rule
land law
colonialism
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/218832
Abstract:As the Basoga chiefs had previously been in control of the land, they were anxious that this land system be preserved when the British established a protectorate over Busoga in 1895. This paper focuses on the efforts of Basoga chiefs to retain their control over land and shows how, as a result, they had failed by 1936, thereby becoming salaried officials functionally divorced from land ownership and the production process. Sections: the dual role continues, 1895-1922 - the emergence of salaried administrators, 1922-1926 - the struggle between lower and upper chiefs, 1926-1936. Map, notes.
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