Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century
Projects, Practices, Legacies
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Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century by Caroline Elkins
Book DescriptionPostcolonial states and metropolitan societies still grapple today with the divisive and difficult legacies unleashed by settler colonialism. Whether they were settled for trade or geopolitical reasons, these settler communities had in common their shaping of landholding, laws, and race relations in colonies throughout the world. By looking at the detail of settlements in the twentieth century--from European colonial projects in Africa and expansionist efforts by the Japanese in Korea and Manchuria, to the Germans in Poland and the historical trajectories of Israel/Palestine and South Africa--and analyzing the dynamics set in motion by these settlers, the contributors to this volume establish points of comparison to offer a new framework for understanding the character and fate of twentieth-century empires.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415949439
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Caroline Elkins
Britain's Gulag, Paperback (March 2014)
Only a few years after Britain defeated fascism came the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya - a mass armed rebellion by the Kikuyu people, demanding the return of their land and freedom. Unearthing reams of documents, the author reveals the full savagery of the Mau Mau war and the ruthless determination with which Britain sought to control its empire.
Imperial Reckoning, Paperback / softback (December 2005)» View all books by Caroline Elkins
This unforgettable account of the unraveling of the British colonial empire in Kenya is a major work of history detailing the prisons, work camps, and terror that the British imposed on millions just after World War II. It has chilling parallels to America's own imperial project.
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Author Biography - Caroline Elkins
Caroline Elkins is Assistant Professor of History at Harvard University. Susan Pedersen is Professor of History at Columbia University.
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