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The uprooted. Race, children, and imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980.

Author: Christina Elizabeth Firpo
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 2016.
Series: Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning and Memory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For over a century French officials in Indochina systematically uprooted metis children-those born of Southeast Asian mothers and white, African, or Indian fathers-from their homes. In many cases, and for a wide range of reasons-death, divorce, the end of a romance, a return to France, or because the birth was the result of rape-the father had left the child in the mother's care. Although the program succeeded in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Elizabeth Firpo
ISBN: 9780824847579 0824847571
OCLC Number: 961212602
Description: 288 pages.
Series Title: Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning and Memory.
Responsibility: Christina Elizabeth Firpo.

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For over a century French officials in Indochina systematically uprooted metis children - those born of Southeast Asian mothers and white, African, or Indian fathers - from their homes. The Uprooted  Read more...

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Overall, Firpo presents a well-written and compelling argument about the dynamics at play in French colonial society. She breaks new ground by examining the Indochina situation but follows in the Read more...

 
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