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Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire by Caroline Elkins

Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire by Caroline Elkins

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A searing, landmark study of the British Empire that lays bare its pervasive use of violence throughout the twentieth century.

Drawing on more than a decade of research on four continents, Caroline Elkins reveals the dark heart of Britain's Empire: a racialised, systemised doctrine of unrelenting violence, which it used to secure and maintain its interests across the globe.

When Britain could no longer maintain control over that violence, it simply retreated - and sought to destroy the evidence. 
Legacy of Violence is a monumental achievement that explodes long-held myths and deserves the attention of anyone who seeks to understand empire's role in shaping the world today.

'Not so much a history book as a book of historical significance' BBC History Magazine

'Riveting'
 New Statesman

'Crucial...as unflinching as it is gripping, as carefully researched as it is urgently necessary' Jill Lepore, author of 
These Truths

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