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dc.contributor.author Makgala, C.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T13:11:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T13:11:43Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Makgala, C.J. (2004) Taxation in the tribal areas of the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1899-1957, Journal of African History, Vol. 45, pp 279-303 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0021-8537
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/512
dc.description.abstract This essay examines, through taxation, the relationship between British colonial administrators, Tswana Dikgosi (chiefs) and their subjects in the Bechuanaland Protectorate from 1899 to 1957. It argues that since Bechuanaland became a British territory through negotiations the Tswana rulers were able to protect their interests aggressively but with little risk of being deposed. Moreover, the Tswana succession system by primogeniture worked to their advantage whenever the British sought to replace them. Taxation was one arena where this was demonstrated. Although consultation between the Dikgosi, their subjects and the British was common, subordinate tribes sometimes fared badly under Tswana rule. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Chieftancy en_US
dc.subject Accommodation to colonialism. en_US
dc.subject Southern Africa en_US
dc.subject Colonial administration en_US
dc.title Taxation in the tribal areas of the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1899-1957 en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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