THE HISTORY OF THE YORUBAS FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE BEGINNING OF BRITISH PROTECTORATE
- First published in 1921, and cited on Africa’s Best 100 Books List, this is a standard work on the history of the Yorubas from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate.
- The first part of the book discusses the people, their country and language, religion, government, land law, manners and customs.
- The second part is divided into four periods, dealing first with mythological kings and deified heroes; with the growth, prosperity and oppression of the Yoruba people; the time of revolutionary wars and disruption; and, finally, the arrest of disintegration, inter-tribal wars, and the coming of the British.
- There are two appendices, on dealing with treaties and agreements, the other giving tables of Yoruba kings, rulers, and chiefs.
- The Ebook’s size is 32MB, well-detailed 745pages which also includes an index and map of the Yoruba country.