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

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