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Title:Fula Mansa Gbanka and the Hut Tax Rising of 1898
Author:Ijagbemi, Adeleye
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic terms:Sierra Leone
Great Britain
Subjects:real property tax
Abstract:The Hut Tax Rising in Sierra Leone in 1898 was no more than one of the many headaches of the British Imperial authorities during the last decade of the 19th century. The rising itself has been the subject of study by scholars of Sierra Leone history, who have examined it from various viewpoints. However, one aspect of the rising which, in the author's view, has hitherto not received sufficient attention is the fact that support for the resistance was by no means total end complete. Many Sierra Leoneans - chiefs and peoples - fought, for one reason or another, on the aide of the invading colonial forces, and, by their action, helped to quicken the pace of colonial subjugation. One such leader was Fula Mansa Gbanka of Yoni Mabanta, whose role in the rising is examined in this paper. Ref.