Uganda was the early leader in the poll conducted on the Theology on the Web Facebook Group to find out what material on missions was in greatest demand. This degree of interest in Uganda surprised me – which of course demonstrates why taking a poll was a good idea! So, here is the first book on Uganda for those who requested it. I hope that it proves helpful.
Sarah Geraldina Stock [1839-1898], The Story of Uganda and the Victoria Nyanza Mission, 3rd revised & enlarged edn. London: Church Missionary Society, 1899. Hbk. pp.251. Click to download.
This book is now in the Public Domain.
I. A Call From Afar
II. A Land of Darkness
Ill. From The Shores of England To Nyanza
IV. The Goal Reached
V. Sowing The Seed Amid Difficulties
VI. The Seed Springing Up
VII. The Beginning of Persecution
VIII. The Martyr Bishop
IX. The Great Persecution
X. Fresh Labourers and Fresh Sorrows
XI. Tile Revolution in Uganda
XII. The Church in Exile
XIII. Labour and Rest by the Lake
XIV. A New Era in Uganda
XV. The Romanist Mission
XVII. Forward Steps
XVIII. A Missionary Church
XIX. Fresh Helpers and Fresh Developments
XX. Three African Kings
XXI. Light and Shade
Note to 3rd Edition
The First Edition of ‘The Story of Uganda’ was published by the Religious Tract Society. This was revised and enlarged by Miss Stock and republished in a Second Edition in 1894. In the course of 1897 the stock remaining unsold of the unbound sheets was purchased from the R. T .S. by the Church Missionary Society, and Miss Stock was requested to rewrite the last chapter, the seventeenth, and to add others in order to bring the story up to date. This was one of the last works in which her pen was engaged, and it was not quite completed when her Home-call came on August 29, 1898, while on a visit to Penmaenmawr. Chapter XX. is the last one by Miss Stock’s hand.
Chapter XXI. has been kindly written by Dr. C. F. Harford-Battersby.