Book/Printed Material The Wonderful Story of Uganda. To Which is Added the Story of Ham Mukasa, Told by Himself.
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- The Wonderful Story of Uganda. To Which is Added the Story of Ham Mukasa, Told by Himself.
- The Wonderful Story of Uganda by the Reverend Joseph Dennis (J.D.) Mullins is an account of the mission to Uganda undertaken in the 1870s by the London-based Church Missionary Society (CMS) and the spread of Christianity in Uganda in the following decades. Mullins characterized the mission as "a Christian miracle of modern days. A nation situated in Central Africa, which twenty-five years ago had not received the Gospel, and had not even a written language, is to-day the home of thirty thousand Christians under Christian chiefs; its language has been reduced to writing; the whole Bible translated....." Mullins's work includes portraits of the native peoples, particularly the Baganda, and their social and cultural customs as seen from the perspective of the English missionaries. It recounts the persecution of Christians in the Buganda kingdom under the reign of Kabaka [King] Mwanga (1868-1903), the son and successor of Kabaka Mutesa I (1837-84). The last part of the work is an autobiography of Ham Mukasa (1868-1956). Ham Mukasa was a page of Mutesa who converted to Christianity, was educated by a member of the Uganda mission, Alexander MacKay (1849-90), and went on to become an important figure in his own right. He served as the secretary to the Ugandan politician and ethnographer Apolo Kagwa (1864-1927) and made many important contributions to the development of Uganda.
- Mukasa, Ham, 1868-1956 Author.
- Mullins, Joseph Dennis Author.
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- London : Church Missionary Society, 1904.
- - Uganda
- - 1800 to 1904
- - Church Missionary Society
- - Missionaries
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: xii, 224 pages, 7 plates.
- - Original resource at: National Library of Uganda.
- - Content in English.
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Mukasa, Ham, Author, and Joseph Dennis Author Mullins. The Wonderful Story of Uganda. To Which is Added the Story of Ham Mukasa, Told by Himself. London: Church Missionary Society, 1904. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666722/.
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Mukasa, H. & Mullins, J. D. A. (1904) The Wonderful Story of Uganda. To Which is Added the Story of Ham Mukasa, Told by Himself. London: Church Missionary Society. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666722/.
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Mukasa, Ham, Author, and Joseph Dennis Author Mullins. The Wonderful Story of Uganda. To Which is Added the Story of Ham Mukasa, Told by Himself. London: Church Missionary Society, 1904. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666722/>.