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Children of the French empire : miscegenation and colonial society in French West Africa, 1895-1960

Author: Owen White, (Associate professor of History)
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book vividly recreates the lives of the children born of relationships between French men and African women from the time France colonized much of West Africa towards the end of the nineteenth century, until independence in 1960." "Set within the context of the history of miscegenation in colonial French West Africa, the study focuses upon the lives and identities of the resulting mixed-race or metis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Owen White, (Associate professor of History)
ISBN: 0198208197 9780198208198
OCLC Number: 50662005
Description: 200 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Owen White.

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This book vividly recreates the lives and identities of the children born of relationships between French men and African women in colonial French West Africa. The book shows how colonial policies  Read more...

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An important contribution to current debates over competing philosophies of French colonial governance and the all-to-frequent chasm between high-minded theory and less impressive practice. * Read more...

 
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