“A very exciting collection of essays that advances and makes a contribution to the field and knowledge in general. It is original, of its genre it is stateoftheart, and provocative.”
Ian Pool, coauthor of The New Zealand Family from 1840 and author of Te Iwi Maori: A New Zealand Population, Past, Present and Projected
"Close examinations of African reactions and interactions with these [labor and reproduction] policies allow the authors to reveal a great deal about the experience of Africans during the colonial era."
Journal of Social History
“The collection revitalizes important debates on African demographic history, which have languished since the 1990s
. Highly recommended.”
“...important and highly recommendable, not only for the handful of African historical demographers, but more generally for all scholars of European colonialism in Africa and population politics worldwide.”