African Rank-and-File: Social Implications of Colonial Military Service in the King's African Rifles, 1902-1964 / Edition 1

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Overview

Paper Edition. The African Rank-and-File explores why East Africans in the King's African Rifles (KAR) served a foreign power, which denied them the rights of full citizenship and was at best paternalistic and at worst openly oppressive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325001401
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 10/21/1999
  • Series: Social History of Africa Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy H. Parsons holds a joint appointment as a Vistiting Assistant Professor in the History Department and the African and Afro-American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction

The King's African Rifles

Recruiting and the Doctrine of "Martial Race"

Military Life

Army Women and Military Families

Discipline and Resistance

Ex-Servicemen

Epilogue

Appendix A: The Organization of the KAR

Appendix B: Interviews

Appendix C: Currency and Comparative Values

Selected Bibliography

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