Colonial Conquest and Resistance: The Case of Esan People of Benin Province of Nigeria

@article{Osagie2014ColonialCA,
  title={Colonial Conquest and Resistance: The Case of Esan People of Benin Province of Nigeria},
  author={Joseph Inegbenebho Osagie},
  journal={Canadian Social Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={10},
  pages={82-89}
}
  • J. Osagie
  • Published 24 August 2014
  • History, Political Science
  • Canadian Social Science
The Esan (Anglicised Ishan) kingdoms, like other states, kingdoms and empires in the territory known today as Nigeria were conquered and brought under colonial rule by the British between the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century. With aforementioned conquests, colonial rule was imposed on the people. The people however, did not submit to foreign rule without resistance. This chapter examines the resistance by the people of Esan, in spite of their… 
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