Re-creating Eden: Land Use, Environment, and Society in Southern Angola and Northern Namibia (Social History of Africa Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

This work analyzes the social and environmental impact of colonial conquest and pacification of Africa through a case study of the Angolan-Namibian borderlands. These areas were exposed to three different systems of colonial expansion: German, Portuguese, and British (South African). This study demonstrates the interactions between social and environmental factors, structures and processes and shows that colonial conquest needs to be acknowledged as a major problem.

It includes in-depth analysis of the late 19th to 20th century processes of social and environmental change at the village, household, and individual levels. It illustrates how refugees managed to restore a workable environment without massive outside aid and despite colonial exactions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325070766
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 10/26/2004
  • Series: Social History of Africa Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Emmanuel Kreike is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University, where he teaches African, environmental, and world history.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Colonial Conquest, Colonial Rule, and Socio-Environmental History

King Haudanu's Ponds: Environment and Society in the Middle and Northern Floodplain, 1879-1896

Making Wilderness: Pestilence, Colonial Conquest, and Famine, 1897-1915

The Divide: Colonial Pacification, Borders, and Population Flight, 1916-1930

Migrant Labor: Investment in Socio-Environmental Recovery, 1900-1960

Millet and Marriage: Domesticating the Middle Floodplain Wilderness, 1930-1960

A Land without Flies: The Frontier Beyond the Floodplain, 1930-1960

The Search for Wilderness: Cattleposts, Cattle Trails, and the Colonial Border, 1930-1960

Conclusion

Bibliography

Maps

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