Imperial Reckoning

Written By Caroline Elkins
Imperial Reckoning
  • Publsiher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 01 April 2010
  • ISBN : 9781429900294
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 7 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Imperial Reckoning written by Caroline Elkins which was release on 01 April 2010, this book published by Henry Holt and Company. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A major work of history that for the first time reveals the violence and terror at the heart of Britain's civilizing mission in Kenya As part of the Allied forces, thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II. But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population of Kenya's largest ethnic minority, the Kikuyu-some one and a half million people. The compelling story of the system of prisons and work camps where thousands met their deaths has remained largely untold-the victim of a determined effort by the British to destroy all official records of their attempts to stop the Mau Mau uprising, the Kikuyu people's ultimately successful bid for Kenyan independence. Caroline Elkins, an assistant professor of history at Harvard University, spent a decade in London, Nairobi, and the Kenyan countryside interviewing hundreds of Kikuyu men and women who survived the British camps, as well as the British and African loyalists who detained them. The result is an unforgettable account of the unraveling of the British colonial empire in Kenya-a pivotal moment in twentieth- century history with chilling parallels to America's own imperial project. Imperial Reckoning is the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

Imperial Reckoning

Imperial Reckoning
  • Author : Caroline Elkins
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781429900294
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Summary : A major work of history that for the first time reveals the violence and terror at the heart of Britain's civilizing mission in Kenya As part of the Allied forces, thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II. But just a few years after the defeat of ...

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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1999-12-20
  • Total pages : 304
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-08-06
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-28
  • Total pages : 272
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-07
  • Total pages : 456
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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
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