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By Paula M. Krebs

All of London exploded at the evening of may possibly 18, 1900, within the greatest West finish get together ever obvious. the combo of media manipulation, patriotism, and sophistication, race, and gender politics that produced the 'spontaneous' festivities of Mafeking evening starts off this research of the cultural politics of late-Victorian imperialism. Paula M. Krebs examines 'the final of the gentlemen's wars' - the Boer conflict of 1899–1902 - and the struggles to keep up an imperialist hegemony in a twentieth-century global, in the course of the warfare writings of Arthur Conan Doyle, Olive Schreiner, H. Rider Haggard, and Rudyard Kipling, in addition to modern journalism, propaganda, and other kinds of public discourse. Her feminist research of such issues because the sexual honor of the British soldier at warfare, the deaths of millions of ladies and youngsters in 'concentration camps', and new innovations of race in South Africa marks this booklet as an important contribution to British imperial reviews.

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