Oscar From Africa: The Biography of O.F. Watkins

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Britwell Books, 15 avr. 1995 - 266 pages
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Oscar Watkins was a Bisley shot and a hockey "Blue" for Oxford University; a cavalry trooper in the Boer War; a magistrate on the Kenya Slave Courts which freed the slaves early in this century; Commandant of the 400,000-strong Carrier Corps in the East Africa Campaign in World War I; acting Kenya Chief Native Commissioner and Provincial Commissioner; and the first editor of a Swahilli newspaper which, under his editorship, gained the largest circulation of any paper in Africa.

He strove unceasingly to protect the interests of the African peoples. Resisting the pressures from European settlers for more labour to be made available to work on their farms, and for more land to be made available for European settlement, he found himself on a collision course with the settlers and their fiery leader Lord Delamere, and a Governor who was inclined to take their part.

This tribute to Oscar Watkins is written by his daughter.
 

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Table des matières

Arrival in British East Africa
1
Child of the Empire
13
Malindi and Takaungu
34
Second Tour
49
Special Duties
68
Tom and Jerry
77
More Tom and Jerry
95
Public Peace and Domestic War
114
Nero on the Spot
168
Repressing the Irrepressible
185
Settler Land
197
Retirement
215
Kwaherini
229
The Psychic Powers of Oscar Watkins
241
Letters of Sympathy
250
Bibliography
256

Deputy Chief Native Commissioner
127
Fijiwewe
144

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À propos de l'auteur (1995)

Elizabeth Siegel Watkins is associate professor of the History of Health Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco and the author of "On the Pill: A Social History of Oral Contraceptives, 1950-1970".

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