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Histories of the hanged : the dirty war in Kenya and the end of empire, David Anderson

Label
Histories of the hanged : the dirty war in Kenya and the end of empire
Title
Histories of the hanged
Title remainder
the dirty war in Kenya and the end of empire
Statement of responsibility
David Anderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An account of Britain's final bloody decade in Kenya, this book tells the story of the brutal war between the colonial government and the insurrectionist Mau Mau between 1952 and 1960. New findings cast the Gikuyu rebels--hardly the terrorists they were thought to be--in a new light and reveal the British to be brutal aggressors in a "dirty war" that involved, among others, Winston Churchill and Harold MacMillan. This book portrays a teetering colonial empire in its final phase--employing whatever military and propaganda methods were necessary to preserve an order that could no longer hold
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, David
Dewey number
967.62/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT433.577
LC item number
.A53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kenya
  • Mau Mau Emergency (Kenya : 1952-1960)
  • Kenya
  • Mau Mau
  • Onderdrukking
  • Doodstraf
  • Mau-Mau
  • Politischer Gefangener
  • Kikuyu
  • Großbritannien
  • Kenia
  • Entkolonialisierung
  • Mau-Mau
  • Kenia
Label
Histories of the hanged : the dirty war in Kenya and the end of empire, David Anderson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The hanged. -- Hidden history of an anti-colonial rebellion. Making a rebellion ; Emerging violence. -- Burying the past. Chief Waruhiu ; Jock Scott and Judge Thacker ; Going to war ; Christmas Eve in Nyeri. -- "Parasites in paradise" : race, violence and Mau Mau. "A sunny land for shady people" ; Killing bwana ; "Them or us" ; Paradise postponed. -- Death at Lari : the story of an African massacre. Victims and vengeance ; A deeper history ; Courtroom dramas ; Executions ; Colonial consequences. -- Struggles in the city : Mau Mau in Nairobi. African life in Eastlands ; Terrorizing the Tai-Tai ; Operation Anvil ; Fighting back ; Corruption at city hall. -- General China's war : freedom fighters in the forests. Flight to the forests ; Bugles and battles ; Surrenders ; Psycho docs and pseudo ops. -- Crimes of punishment : law and disorder in Kikuyuland. Carrots and sticks ; Ruthagathi, Kenya"s Belsen ; Excessive force ; The gulag. -- Spoils of war : decolonizing Kenya, memorializing Mau Mau. Coming home ; Kenyatta, "the reconciler" ; Monuments, museums, movies ; Mathenge's return
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 406 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)916079181
Label
Histories of the hanged : the dirty war in Kenya and the end of empire, David Anderson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The hanged. -- Hidden history of an anti-colonial rebellion. Making a rebellion ; Emerging violence. -- Burying the past. Chief Waruhiu ; Jock Scott and Judge Thacker ; Going to war ; Christmas Eve in Nyeri. -- "Parasites in paradise" : race, violence and Mau Mau. "A sunny land for shady people" ; Killing bwana ; "Them or us" ; Paradise postponed. -- Death at Lari : the story of an African massacre. Victims and vengeance ; A deeper history ; Courtroom dramas ; Executions ; Colonial consequences. -- Struggles in the city : Mau Mau in Nairobi. African life in Eastlands ; Terrorizing the Tai-Tai ; Operation Anvil ; Fighting back ; Corruption at city hall. -- General China's war : freedom fighters in the forests. Flight to the forests ; Bugles and battles ; Surrenders ; Psycho docs and pseudo ops. -- Crimes of punishment : law and disorder in Kikuyuland. Carrots and sticks ; Ruthagathi, Kenya"s Belsen ; Excessive force ; The gulag. -- Spoils of war : decolonizing Kenya, memorializing Mau Mau. Coming home ; Kenyatta, "the reconciler" ; Monuments, museums, movies ; Mathenge's return
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 406 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)916079181

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