Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

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

by Neil Parsons

  • ISBN: 9780226647456
  • ISBN10: 0226647455

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

by Neil Parsons

  • List Price: $29.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780226647456
  • ISBN10: 0226647455
used Add to Cart $1.66
You save: 94%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $28.12
You save: 3%
Marketplace Item
Description: 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.

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.

"Neil Parsons' finely detailed account of the visit of three African rulers toBritain a century ago is a fascinating study in cultural interaction, providing new and surprising insights into late Victorian England". -- Christopher Saunders, University of Cape Town

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Better World Books West
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Condition: Very Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book!
[...]
Price:
$1.66
Comments:
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book!
[...]
Seller: Goodwill of Greater Washington
Location: Forestville, MD
Condition: Acceptable
Shipping Icon
A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (the dust
[...]
Price:
$2.22
Comments:
A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (the dust
[...]
Seller: Big River Books
Location: Powder Springs, GA
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
The cover has minimal wear. This is a former library or rental copy. It is stamped and stickered.
Price:
$2.23
Comments:
The cover has minimal wear. This is a former library or rental copy. It is stamped and stickered.
Seller: SurplusTextSeller
Location: Columbia, MO
Condition: Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
Price:
$4.81
Comments:
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
Seller: HPB-Diamond
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.33
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: agoodealofbooks
Location: ypsilanti, MI
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Isbn matches very clean softcover. no marks. clean text. solid binding. very little wear FAST SHIPPING W/ CONFIRMATION. NO PRIORITY OR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS OVER 4LBs.
Price:
$7.07
Comments:
Isbn matches very clean softcover. no marks. clean text. solid binding. very little wear FAST SHIPPING W/ CONFIRMATION. NO PRIORITY OR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS OVER 4LBs.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$8.48
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: HPB-Movies
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$8.53
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Berta Llera Smith
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Condition: Like New
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade.
Price:
$11.25
Comments:
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade.
Seller: One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$25.02
Comments:
Seller: readmybooks
Location: Artesia, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Acceptable
IMP: Acceptable- Do not include ACCESS CODE, CD-ROM or companion materials
[...]
Price:
$26.16
Comments:
IMP: Acceptable- Do not include ACCESS CODE, CD-ROM or companion materials
[...]
Seller: readmybooks
Location: Artesia, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
IMP: Used Good- Used items do not include CD-ROM, ACCESS CODE or companion
[...]
Price:
$28.06
Comments:
IMP: Used Good- Used items do not include CD-ROM, ACCESS CODE or companion
[...]
Seller: The Unskoolbookshop
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Condition: New
Brand new in shrink wrap. In 1895 three African chiefs, dressed in the finest
[...]
Price:
$28.12
Comments:
Brand new in shrink wrap. In 1895 three African chiefs, dressed in the finest
[...]
Seller: readmybooks
Location: Artesia, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: New
New- We ship from multiple locations. We ship Daily. Prompt customer service. 02
Price:
$60.38
Comments:
New- We ship from multiple locations. We ship Daily. Prompt customer service. 02
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$64.94
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: C9 Media
Location: Wellington, FL
Condition: New
0226647455 New Condition.
Price:
$78.73
Comments:
0226647455 New Condition.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).