Herero heroes : a socio-political history of the Herero of Namibia, 1890-1923 (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Herero heroes : a socio-political history of the Herero of Namibia, 1890-1923

Author: Jan-Bart Gewald
Publisher: Oxford [U.K.] : James Currey ; Athens : Ohio University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes the manner in which the Herero of Namibia struggled to maintain control over their own freedom in the face of advancing German colonial control. The Herero-German war led to the destruction of Herero society in all of its pre-war facets. Yet Herero society re-emerged, re-organizing itself around the structures of the German colonial army, and beliefs of the Rhenish mission. Taking advantage of
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gewald, Jan-Bart.
Herero heroes.
Oxford [U.K.] : James Currey ; Athens : Ohio University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607153573
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan-Bart Gewald
ISBN: 0821412566 9780821412565 0821412574 9780821412572 085255754X 9780852557549 0852557493 9780852557495 086486387X 9780864863874
OCLC Number: 40230663
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. For the Want of a Nation: Herero Polities on the Eve of Colonization --
2. The Herero Succession Dispute 1890-94 --
3. Samuel Maharero as Paramount Chief 1894-6 --
4. The Curse of Kahimemua 1897-1903 --
5. Ovita Ovia Zürn: Zürn's War 1904-8 --
6. The Histories of the Old Testament Teach Us 1905-14 --
7. This Land is not Yours: It is the Property of America & the Herero 1915-23.
Responsibility: Jan-Bart Gewald.

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Describes the manner in which the Herero of Namibia struggled to maintain control over their own freedom in the face of advancing German colonial control.  Read more...

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