Kenya and the Mau Mau Revolt Term Paper by Master Researcher

Kenya and the Mau Mau Revolt
A look at the contrasting aspects of Kenya's Mau Mau uprising of 1952-1960.
# 88936 | 2,925 words | 6 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Anthropology (African) , History (African) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)

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This paper refers to the contrasting accounts of the Mau Mau Revolt of 1952-1960 that hastened the independence of Kenya at the terrible price of a civil war and brutal British counterinsurgency campaign. It then discusses economic origins and Marxist historians' views, and examines the dimensions of Kenya's numbers who accepted or supported British rule, demanded a gradual devolution of power and maintained respect for institutions.

From the Paper:

"The Mau Mau Uprising of 1952-1960, sharpened conflict between Kenya's European settlers and the Home Office in Britain that would bring Kenya's independence in 1963. The rebellion is a reminder of how colonial movements of the kind were often always well developed, ideologically, even as their heroes stay in popular memory as people involved in a noble campaign for freedom. The Mau Mau featured various contrasts in a unique movement that grew from an unique Kenyan environment. "

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