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.
University of California Press
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||Berkeley Series in British Studies, 12
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||Paperback - Trade
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