Imperial Reckoning download free [PDF and Ebook] by Caroline Elkins

Imperial Reckoning download free [PDF and Ebook] by Caroline Elkins year 2005
  • Book name: Imperial Reckoning
  • Author: Caroline Elkins
  • Release date: 2005/6/20
  • Publisher: HENRY HOLT & COMPANY INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780805080018
  • Rating: 8.5 of 10
  • Votes: 175
  • Review by: Maya Judge
  • Review rating: 8.44 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/29
  • Total pages: 475
  • Includes a PDF summary of 55 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A major work of history that for the first time reveals the violence and terror at the heart of Britain's civilizing mission in KenyaAs 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H25M50S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: African History, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, British & Irish History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 26.05 USD
  • Dimensions: 145x226x30mm
  • Weight: 509g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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