About Robert Maxon
Robert Maxon is professor of history at West Virginia University. He holds a PhD from Syracuse University and a BA from Duke University. Dr. Maxon’s previous publications include Conflict and Accommodation in Western Kenya: the Gusii and the British, 1907–1963, Struggle for Kenya: the Loss and Reassertion of Imperial Initiative, 1912–1923, and Going Their Separate Ways: Agrarian Transformation in Kenya. He is coeditor of An Economic History of Kenya and coauthor of the second edition of Historical Dictionary of Kenya. He is the recipient of the Kenya Scholars and Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award and an honorary D. Litt. from Moi University.