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Patronage, Millennialism and the Serpent God Mumbo in South-West Kenya, 1912–34
(Cambridge University Press, 2002-02)
This article traces the history of Mumboism, a millennial cult of south-west Kenya, 1912–34. Mumbo, the serpent god of Lake Victoria, promised to eject whites and chiefs from the region and usher in a period of prosperity. ...
From postcard to book cover: illustrating connections between medical history and digital humanities
This article illustrates the value and impact of collaboration among scholars, archivists, and librarians working across universities and government institutions, and how changes in medium-from a born-physical photograph ...
’Changing traditions to meet current altering conditions’: Customary Law, African Courts, and the Rejection of Codification in Kenya, 1930-60
(Cambridge University Press, 1999-11)
If the aim of British colonizers, Frederick Lugard wrote, was to civilize Africans ‘and to devote thought to those matters which…most intimately affect their daily life and happiness, there are few of greater importance ...
The Currency of Kinship: Trading Families and Trading on Family in Colonial French India
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2014)
In the French colony of Pondichéry, French and local actors alike drew on the shared idiom of kinship to strategically advance their political and commercial agendas. Recent scholarship has shown that the structures of ...
La Grippe or Russian Influenza: Mortality Statistics During the 1890 Epidemic in Indiana
Background The Russian influenza, which began in late 1889, has long been recognized as a major global epidemic yet available statistical evidence for morbidity and mortality has not been fully examined using historical ...
American Wildlife Policy and Environmental Ideology: Poisoning Coyotes, 1939-1972
(University of California Press, 1986-08)
Introduction: Towards a History of Violence in Colonial Kenya
(African Studies Center, Boston University, 2012)
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the authors discuss topics addressed in the issue related to violence in colonial Kenya, including corporal punishment, the connections between the death penalty and ...
The Mystery of the Commandant’s Writing: Turning First-Year Students into Researchers
(American Historical Association, 2018-10-15)
Relates a transcription project using the letters of Joseph Ware from Virginia Tech's Special Collections.
Sexual Offences in Kenya Courts, 1960S-2008
(National Council for Law Reporting, 2010)
Wind Turbines and Invisible Technology Unarticulated Reasons for Local Opposition to Wind Energy
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2013)
Local opposition to wind turbines stems from concerns about environmental and economic damage, as well as conflicts between rural and urban residents. This essay goes beyond these considerations to explore the often-unarticulated ...