The Scramble for East Africa: British Motives Reconsidered, 1884–95

@article{Gjers2015TheSF,
  title={The Scramble for East Africa: British Motives Reconsidered, 1884–95},
  author={Jonas Fossli Gjers{\o}},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={831 - 860}
}
  • J. Gjersø
  • Published 2 April 2015
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
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