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Book review: barbed-wire imperialism: Britain's empire of camps, 1876-1903 by Aidan Forth

Murphy, Mahon (2018) Book review: barbed-wire imperialism: Britain's empire of camps, 1876-1903 by Aidan Forth. LSE Review of Books (01 May 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain’s Empire of Camps, 1876-1903, Aidan Forth presents a history of the concentration camp during the late nineteenth century, showing its development to be rooted less in colonial military conflict than in Victorian ideals concerning the preservation of physical and moral health. This is a fascinating account that describes the forces that created and maintained camp networks within the British empire without losing sight of the human suffering of those interned, writes Mahon Murphy, and also underscores their continued relevance to twenty-first-century liberal empire.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 12:02
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89695

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