The Zulu people of southeastern Africa grew to be a mighty empire under the leadership of King Shaka (1787-1828). Yet as European colonial empires set their sights on the African continent, Shaka understood the historic threats his people would face. And indeed, by the late 1800s, the Zulu were caught in the crossfire between the British Empire and the Dutchdescended Boers of southern African as they struggled to assert colonial dominance in the region.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Death on the Plains 4 Chapter 1 The Anglo-Zulu War 7 Chapter 2 The Aftermath: Surrender and Capture 34 Chapter 3 An Unworkable Settlement 43 Chapter 4 The King Returns 58 Chapter 5 A New Republic Rises 70 Chapter 6 Britain Asserts Control 85 Chapter 7 Zululand's Final Throes 106 Epilogue: South Africa in the Twentieth Century 122 Timeline 130 Glossary 135 Who's Who? 137 Source Notes 141 Bibliography 147 For Further Reading, Websites, and Movies 151 Index 155