Preface; Terminology; 1. The argument; 2. The Maji Maji rebellion; 3. The political context; 4. Rechenberg and reconstruction; 5. The European challenge; 6. White man's country; 7. The collapse of the local compromise; 8. The age of improvement; 9. The new dilemma; Bibliography; Index.
Written in the light of current reappraisal of African history, the book gives valuable insight into African initiatives during the early years of European rule.