Law in Colonial Africa

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Law in colonial Africa was a cultural project that lay at the heart of efforts by Europeans and Africans to channel social change. Studying law yields fresh insights into the meaning of colonialism to those Africans who were empowered by it and those who struggled against it. The contributors in this volume use different approaches and employ different sources to investigate the interaction between law and social history. This book simultaneously casts new light on the colonial experience of Africans and ...
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Overview

Law in colonial Africa was a cultural project that lay at the heart of efforts by Europeans and Africans to channel social change. Studying law yields fresh insights into the meaning of colonialism to those Africans who were empowered by it and those who struggled against it. The contributors in this volume use different approaches and employ different sources to investigate the interaction between law and social history. This book simultaneously casts new light on the colonial experience of Africans and Europeans, assesses the research potential of untried sources and methods, and charts the intellectual agenda for further historical and anthropological studies of law.
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Kristin Mann is Associate Professor of African history at Emory University. She has published Marrying Well: marriage, Status, and Social Change among the Educated Elite in Colonial Laos, and numerous articles on African social history.

Richard Roberts is Professor of African History and Director of the Center for African Studies at Stanford University. He has published widely on the social and economic history of French West Africa and has edited two volumes that have appeared in the Social History of Africa series (Law and Colonialism in Africa, coedited with Kristin Mann, and Cotton, Colonialism, and Social History of Sub-Saharan Africa, coedited with Allen Issacman).

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Law in Colonial Africa, R. Roberts and K. Mann

Property and the Accumulation of Wealth

Paradigms, Policies, and Property: A Review of the Customary Law of Land Tenure, M. Chanock

Law, Accumulation, and Mobility in Early Colonial Lagos, K. Mann

Property Transactions Reflecting Historical Changes on Kilimanjaro, S. F. Moore

Law, Power, and Authority

The Jurisdiction of Muslim Tribunals in Colonial Senegal, 1857-1932, D. Sarr and R. Roberts

The Dynamics of Collaboration and the Rule of Law in French West Africa, D. Groff

Tswana Government and Law in the Time of Seepapitso, 1910-1916, S. Roberts

The Ambiguities of Legal Jurisdiction in Early Colonial French Soudan, R. Roberts

Litigants, Courts, and Legal Strategies

Theft, Homicide, and Oath in Early Twentieth-Century Kano, A. Christelow

Law in African Borderlands, A.I. Asiwaju

Lloyd Fallers and the Construction of an African Legal System, D.W. Cohen

Index

Maps

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