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by Robert B. Edgerton

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Robert B. Edgerton
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Edgerton's overview of the Mau Mau uprising, the State of Emergency, and the subsequent birth of independent Kenya remains one of the better reconstructions of its time and place

Edgerton's overview of the Mau Mau uprising, the State of Emergency, and the subsequent birth of independent Kenya remains one of the better reconstructions of its time and place. The intersection of the anti-colonial movement with the cold war provided the spectacle of an outpost of the "Free World", defending itself by scorched earth and barb-wire concentration camps disguised as "resettlement" (as in South Vietnam).

Edgerton, Robert . 1931-. Mau Mau, Nationalism. New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on September 9, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

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The struggle for Mau Mau rehabilitation in late colonial Kenya. International Journal of African Historical Studies 33 (2000): 25-57. Looking beyond Mau Mau: archiving violence in the era of decolonization. Looking beyond Mau Mau: archiving violence in the era of decolonization Engholm, Geoffrey. Afr ican elections in Kenya, March 1957. I n William MacKenzie and Kenneth Robinson (eds), Five Elections in Africa: A Group of Electoral Studies, 391-461 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960).

Theories: 1. Nazarene Vow Correction Numbers 6:5 2. E. .hiopian Warriors . adhu 4. Mau Mau 5. Rebellion MUTABARUKA For Further Reading on Mau Mau: Mau Mau An African Crucible Robert B Edgerton.

Mau Mau. Robert B. Edgerton. by Robert B. Published January 30, 1991 by Ballantine Books. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Mau Mau from your list? Mau Mau. An African Crucible.

Mau Mau: An African Crucible. New York: Ballantine Books, . Tignor, R. L. (1976). The Colonial Transformation of Kenya. Princeton: Princeton University Press, . 5. Edgerton, R. (1991). Mau Mau: An African Crucible. 6-7. New York: Free Press, 1989. This Pulitzer Prize–winning book is focused on the British detention and rehabilitation camp system. E-mail Citation . A somewhat sensationalist narrative whose writing style and occasional errors are balanced by a number of original insights into Mau Mau. Elkins, Caroline. Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya. New York: Henry Holt, 2005. Its narrative is built in part from the testimony of over three hundred interviews with Gikuyu detainees, as well as former British settlers and officials. Mau Mau and Kenya: An Analysis of a Peasant Revolt.

Mau Mau: An African Crucible. The Individual in Cultural Adaptation. Am hist rev. Dane Kennedy. Like Lions They Fought: The Zulu War and the Last Black Empire in South Africa.

Information from a variety of sources (primary, secondary, and personal interviews) is used to create a disturbing and compelling portrait of the 1950s Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya, which is also nominated as the first great African liberation movement. Edgerton, an anthropologist, has at least two purposes in creating this portrait of a rebellion: one is to preserve the memory of those desperate years, 1952-56, and the other is to remind us that the grim and often horrible events they contained were as much (or more) the work of Europeans as of Africans. The work is closely documented--some 800 citations in 8 chapters--and this alone makes the book a valuable addition to any academic library. The literature on Mau Mau is extensive. It ranges in quality from the junk fiction of Robert Ruark and the deliberate coverups of official documents to the thoughtful, closely documented accounts in the Kenya Historical Review (1973-78) and other journals and personal memoirs. It would have been helpful if Edgerton had directly discussed this literature, its range in quality, and its availability as an aid to its further use. As it is, his annotations and evaluations of the literature are scattered throughout the text and notes. At worst this is an inconvenience; at best the book is a splendid addition to African studies. -F. P. Conant, Hunter College, CUNY