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Barbed-Wire Imperialism : Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903 - by Aidan Forth (Hardcover)
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Camps are emblems of the modern world, but they first appeared under the imperial tutelage of Victorian Britain. Comparative and transnational in scope, Barbed-Wire Imperialism situates the concentration and refugee camps of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) within longer traditions of controlling the urban poor in metropolitan Britain and managing "suspect" populations in the empire. Workhouses and prisons, along with criminal tribe settlements and enclosures for the millions of Indians displaced by famine and plague in the late nineteenth century, offered early prototypes for mass encampment. Venues of great human suffering, British camps were artifacts of liberal empire that inspired and legitimized the practices of future regimes.
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: History, Political Science
Series Title: Berkeley Series in British Studies
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Aidan Forth
Street Date: October 17, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-8291
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