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Slavery and colonial rule in French West Africa

Author: Martin A Klein
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: African studies series, 94.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a history of slavery during the 19th and 20th centuries in 3 former French colonies. This book investigates the changing nature of local slavery, and the evolving French attitudes towards it.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin A Klein
ISBN: 0521593247 9780521593243 0521596785 9780521596787
OCLC Number: 37300720
Description: xxi, 354 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Slavery in the Western Sudan --
Abolition and retreat, Senegal 1848-1876 --
Slavery, slave-trading and social revolution --
Senegal after Brière --
Conquest of the Sudan: Desbordes to Archinard --
Senegal in the 1890s --
The end of the conquest --
The imposition of metropolitan priorities on slavery --
With smoke and mirrors: slavery and the conquest of Guinea --
The Banamba Exodus --
French fears and the limits to an emancipation policy --
Looking for the tracks. How they did it --
After the war: renegotiating social relations --
A question of honor.
Series Title: African studies series, 94.
Responsibility: Martin A. Klein.
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'Martin A. Klein tells the story admirably; his research is based not only on the extensive use of archival and secondary materials, but also on interviews with the descendants of slaves and masters, Read more...

 
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