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Race and Empire: Eugenics in Colonial Kenya

Chloe Campbell


This book tells the story of a short-lived but vehement eugenics movement that emerged among a group of Europeans in Kenya in the 1930s, unleashing a set of writings on racial differences in intelligence more extreme than that emanating from any other British colony in the twentieth century. By tracing the history of eugenic thought in Kenya, it shows how the movement took on a distinctive colonial character, driven by settler political preoccupations and reacting to increasingly outspoken African demands for better, and more independent, education. Eugenic theories on race and intelligence we ... More

Keywords: eugenics, racial differences, Kenya, race, intelligence, settler, British colony, colonial racial theories, 1930s, political preoccupations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719071607
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719071607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chloe Campbell, author