Gregory H. Maddox is an associate professor of history at Texas Southern University. James L. Giblin is an associate professor of history at the University of Iowa.
"Taken together, the essays that comprise this collection provide a powerful overview of the changing ways in which Tanzanians understood and negotiated the `nation' and the institutions of state power in the 19th and 20th centuries." - Journal of Asian and African Studies "This volume is concerned with the cultural politics of power-with histories of how local people interpreted, criticized, and produced political legitimacy. In this volume, more than a dozen established and emerging scholars explore these themes in various Tanzanian historical contexts. The high esteem in which [Isario N.] Kimambo is held is reflected in the quality of the chapters and in the impressive list of contributors, including many of the most influential and active historians of Africa." - African Studies Review