Dangers to the Colony: Loose women and the "poor white" problem in Kenya

  title={Dangers to the Colony: Loose women and the "poor white" problem in Kenya},
  author={Will Jackson},
  journal={Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History},
  pages={ - }
  • W. Jackson
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
While a great deal of recent scholarship has focused on the problematic presence of so-called "poor whites" across the European colonial empires, comparatively little work has tackled their presence in Kenya. In part this may be explained by the force of Kenya's contemporary reputation as a destination for socialites and aristocrats. Yet it also reflects the fact that, until 1939, attempts by authorities to minimise the "poor white" presence succeeded. This article argues that only after this… 
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