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Men who ruled Kenya : the Kenya administration, 1892-1963 /
Charles Chenevix Trench.
imprint
London : Radcliffe Press, 1993.
description
xi, 316 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1850435715
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imprint
London : Radcliffe Press, 1993.
isbn
1850435715
catalogue key
2877825
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-306).
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Summaries
Main Description
This book is a study of the Kenyan Administrative Service from its establishment in 1892 until Kenya became independent in 1963. Uniquely in the British Empire, some areas of Kenya were considered to be "white man's country", and they attracted a mixed bag of settlers. Many worked hard to build up the territory and their farms, but some regarded Kenya as a rich man's playground - as so vividly portrayed in the book and film, "White Mischief". The Administrative Service's task was to ensure the colony's prosperity, largely through promoting efficient farming methods, and above all to safeguard the Kenyans' own interests. From its foundation it attracted colourful characters and even eccentrics. But all its members strove to reconcile a number of conflicting interests, to develop the territory and to ensure its prosperity. This common purpose continued right through to Kenya's independence, even during the bitterness and violence of Mau Mau.
Unpaid Annotation
This book is a study of the Kenyan Administrative Service from its establishment in 1892 until Kenya became independent in 1963. Uniquely in the British Empire, some areas of Kenya were considered to be "white man's country," and they attracted a mixed bag of settlers. Many worked hard to build up the territory and their farms, but some regarded Kenya as a rich man's playground - as so vividly portrayed in the book and film, "White Mischief." The Administrative Service's task was to ensure the colony's prosperity, largely through promoting efficient farming methods, and above all to safeguard the Kenyans' own interests. From its foundation it attracted colourful characters and even eccentrics. But all its members strove to reconcile a number of conflicting interests, to develop the territory and to ensure its prosperity. This common purpose continued right through to Kenya's independence, even during the bitterness and violence of Mau Mau.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword
Author's Foreword
The Conquistadorsp. 1
Which Man's Country?p. 19
The Smack of Firm Governmentp. 33
The Northp. 48
Kenya Colonyp. 68
The Sophisticatesp. 77
The Unsophisticatesp. 85
Gold-diggers, Rustlers and Wizardsp. 99
Sloth Beltp. 109
Half-Termp. 117
The Silent Northp. 122
Ities, Bandas and Shiftas, 1935-45p. 142
Breakthroughp. 165
No Breakthroughp. 180
Northern Provincep. 188
Nairobi's Fair Cityp. 198
The Heart of the Matterp. 204
Mau Maup. 217
State of Emergency, Ip. 234
State of Emergency, IIp. 253
Agrarian Revolutionp. 268
The Pastoral Revolutionp. 279
Wind of Changep. 290
Mapsp. 297
Administrative Officers mentioned in the textp. 299
Sourcesp. 303
Indexp. 311
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