Churchill's pro-imperialist account of time in East Africa, focusing on the development of the railway as a means for Britain to extract wealth from the region
My African Journey
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. First edition.Finely bound in three-quarters morocco over marbled boards, plain endpapers. A Near Fine copy, with offsetting to endpapers and scattered foxing throughout. Occasional penciled marks to margins not affecting text. Complete with illustrations throughout.
"As Under Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1907, Winston Churchill toured Britain's territories in East Africa. My African Journey documents his travels and the people he met; he waxes lyrical on the natural beauty of Uganda and goes on to explore Egypt and Sudan via the White Nile. More than a travelogue, Churchill, now in his 30s, turns his attention towards issues of government and development, suggesting that the best way to tap into the latent wealth of the region was through the development of the railway system. His thoughts on race and government provide insight into contemporary imperialism and its affect on African history" (Bloomsbury). A pro-imperialist work that aligns with Churchill's lifelong belief in Anglo superiority. Near Fine (Item #4896)