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Imperial reckoning : the untold story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

Author: Caroline Elkins
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Owl books edView all editions and formats
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Reveals how the British colonial government detained more than one million members of Kenya's largest ethnic minority in prisons and work camps where many met their deaths as a result of a British attempt to stop the Mau Mau uprising.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Elkins
ISBN: 9780805080018 0805080015
OCLC Number: 458829086
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2005.
"An Owl book"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize (Nonfiction) 2006
Description: xvi, 475 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Pax Britannica --
2. Britain's assault on Mau Mau --
3. Screening --
4. Rehabilitation --
5. The birth of Britain's gulag --
6. The world behind the wire --
7. The hard core --
8. Domestic terror --
9. Outrage, suppression, and silence --
10. Detention exposed --
App. The operating pipeline circa January 1956.
Responsibility: Caroline Elkins.

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Reveals how the British colonial government detained more than one million members of Kenya's largest ethnic minority in prisons and work camps where many met their deaths as a result of a British attempt to stop the Mau Mau uprising.

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