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

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

by Emmanuel Kreike
     
 

This work analyzes the social and environmental impact of colonial conquest and pacification of Africa through a case study of the Angolan-Namibian borderlands.

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

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This work analyzes the social and environmental impact of colonial conquest and pacification of Africa through a case study of the Angolan-Namibian borderlands.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325070773
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Social History of Africa Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(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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