The BaKhurutshe Anglicans of Tonota Religious Persecution in the Bechuanaland Protectorate
Bennett, Bruce S., Bolaane, Maitseo M. M., The International Journal of African Historical Studies
The case of the BaKhurutshe of Tonota1 was a curious episode in the inter-war history of the Bechuanaland Protectorate, in which it was alleged that Tshekedi Khama, regent of the BaNgwato 1925-49,2 was persecuting a small group of people for practicing Anglicanism, thus violating the official monopoly of the London Missionary Society (L.M.S.). Although the colonial administration's response ostensibly started strongly with support for religious freedom, it did not, and (as we shall see) was never likely to, maintain this stance.
The sparsely populated Bechuanaland Protectorate had been acquired by Britain mainly for now-obsolete strategic reasons, and was seen as having little …
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Publication information: Article title: The BaKhurutshe Anglicans of Tonota Religious Persecution in the Bechuanaland Protectorate. Contributors: Bennett, Bruce S. - Author, Bolaane, Maitseo M. M. - Author. Journal title: The International Journal of African Historical Studies. Volume: 43. Issue: 2 Publication date: May 1, 2010. Page number: 319+. © Boston University 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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