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Kenya

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Title:
Kenya
Description:
In this speech from January 1953 Du Bois chronicles the history of Kenya from antiquity through the modern day. He focuses most particularly on Kenya under British imperial rule and the cementing of white supremacy with the attraction of white settlers who came to form a landed aristocracy. He details racial inequality marked by restrictive legislation in land ownership, labor laws, taxation, representation in government, and access to education. He also discusses social conditions for the East Indian population in Kenya and the beginnings of a movement to resist British imperialism.
Creator:
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Date:
January 1952
Format:
Manuscripts
Genre:
Speeches
Drafts (documents)
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 203 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
W. E. B. Du Bois Papers
Series:
Series 2. Speeches
Subjects:
Decolonization
History
Social conditions
Economic conditions
Places:
Kenya
Extent:
14 p.
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Terms of Use:
All rights for this document are held by the David Graham Du Bois Trust. Requests to publish, redistribute, or replicate this material should be addressed to Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.
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Language:
English
Identifier:
mums312-b203-i014