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King Khama, Emperor Joe, and the Great White Queen: Victorian Britain Through African Eyes

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In 1895 three African chiefs, dressed in the finest British clothing available, began a tour of the British Isles. That tour foiled Cecil Rhodes' grand plan for Africa and culminated in the Chamberlain Settlement, the document that indirectly led to the independence of present-day Botswana. King Khama, Emperor Joe, and the Great White Queen is the story of this bizarre journey, one of the most neglected events in British Victorian history, here revealed for the first time in its full detail and cultural complexity.

The chiefs initially went to England to persuade Queen Victoria not to give their lands to ruthless Rhodes and his British South Africa Company. Abandoned by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Joseph Chamberlain, and denied an audience with the queen, the three rulers decided to tour the British Isles to plead their case to the populace. Appealing to the middle-class morality of Victorian society, the chiefs were remarkably successful in gaining support, eventually swaying Chamberlain into drafting the agreement that secured their territories against the encroachment of Rhodesia.

Historian Neil Parsons has reconstructed this journey with the help of African archival materials and news clippings from British papers, garnered from the clippings service the chiefs had the foresight to employ. In equal parts narrative of pilgrimage, voyage of discovery, and colonial resistance, King Khama, Emperor Joe, and the Great White Queen provides a view from the other side of colonialism and imperialism. It demonstrates the nuances of cultural and religious interaction between Africans and Europeans, and it does so with the richness and depth of a fully realized novel.

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In 1895 three African chiefs, dressed in the finest British clothing available, began a tour of the British Isles. That tour foiled Cecil Rhodes' grand plan for Africa and culminated in the Chamberlain Settlement, the document that indirectly led to the independence of present-day Botswana. Through newspaper clippings and archival materials, historian Neil Parsons tells the story of this bizarre journey, one of the most neglected events in British Victorian history. 37 line drawings. 3 maps.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-302) and index.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgments

A Note on Terminology

Introduction: Epiphany on Clifton Bridge

1. Then Let Us All be Philistines

2. A Trinity of Dusky Kings

3. Another Sphere of Existence

4. We See You with Our Eyes

5. Besieged by a Curious Crowd

6. A Kind of Middle-Class Royalty

7. The Day a King Came to Enderby

8. They are Strong and We are Weak

9. The Fountain Whence Came the Missionaires

10. A Thing to Look at with the Teeth

11. In Every Town we have Found Friends

12. Khama Will Play the Old Gooseberry

13. Chamberlain's Settlement

14. Rhodes Beaten by Three Canting Natives

15. I Had No Idea She Was So Small

16. Dr. Jameson, You Have Got a Smooth Tongue

Conclusion: Half a Loaf?

Appendix: Ballads of the 1895 Tour

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226647456
Author:
Parsons, Neil
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago, IL :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Africans
Subject:
Botswana
Subject:
Great Britain Foreign relations Botswana.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901.
Subject:
Chamberlain, Joseph
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 line drawings, 3 maps
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , In 1895 three African chiefs, dressed in the finest British clothing available, began a tour of the British Isles. That tour foiled Cecil Rhodes' grand plan for Africa and culminated in the Chamberlain Settlement, the document that indirectly led to the independence of present-day Botswana. Through newspaper clippings and archival materials, historian Neil Parsons tells the story of this bizarre journey, one of the most neglected events in British Victorian history. 37 line drawings. 3 maps.
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