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The 'civilising mission' of Portuguese colonialism, 1870-1930

Author: Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo; Stewart Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides an historical, critical analysis of the doctrine of 'civilising mission' in Portuguese colonialism in the crucial period from 1870 to 1930. Exploring international contexts and transnational connections, this 'civilising mission' is analysed and assessed by examining the recruitment, employment and distribution of African manpower. This book argues that these activities were characterized by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo; Stewart Lloyd-Jones
ISBN: 9781137355904 1137355905
OCLC Number: 900194028
Description: viii, 269 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. The 'civilisation guild' : native labour and Portuguese colonialism. Between benevolence and inevitability : the 'civilising mission' of Portuguese colonialism --
The 'civilisation guild' and the 'engineers of depression' : the case of the S. Thomé Cocoa --
'Redemptive labour' and the missionaries of the alphabet --
Part II. Colonialism without borders. Bibles, flags and transnational loyalties : educating empires --
New methods, old conclusions : the Ross Report --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Responsibility: Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, Research Fellow, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon ; translated by Stewart Lloyd-Jones ; revision, Margarida Fino Jerónimo [and] Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo.
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