Colonial Conscripts: The Tirailleurs Senegalais in French West Africa, 1857-1960 / Edition 1

Colonial Conscripts: The Tirailleurs Senegalais in French West Africa, 1857-1960 / Edition 1

by Myron Echenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0435080520

ISBN-13: 9780435080525

Pub. Date: 11/07/1990

Publisher: Heinemann

In Colonial Conscripts, Myron Echenberg traces the social history of a large and diverse group of West Africans who served in Senegalese regiments of the French colonial army. Examining both how the soldiers and veterans lived out their lives in service and how the military institution functioned, Dr Echenberg also reviews the African military within a

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In Colonial Conscripts, Myron Echenberg traces the social history of a large and diverse group of West Africans who served in Senegalese regiments of the French colonial army. Examining both how the soldiers and veterans lived out their lives in service and how the military institution functioned, Dr Echenberg also reviews the African military within a framework bounded by such issues as labor, migration, and demography. The main focus is on how rank-and-file African soldiers, officers, and veterans responded to their ambiguous and often contradictory position within the colonial social formation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435080525
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
11/07/1990
Series:
Social History of Africa Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Four Tirailleur Armies

Slaves into Soldiers

The Tirailleurs Senegalais and the First World War

Military Conscription in Theory and Practice

Consequences of Conscription: Military Migration

"Morts Pour la France": The Tirailleurs Senegalais and the Second World War

The New Army, 1945-1960

French West African Veterans, 1945-1960

Veterans and French West African Politics, 1945-1960

Epilogue: Collective Memory and the African Military

Appendix

Maps

Photographs

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