Slavery and Colonial Rule in French West Africa

Slavery and Colonial Rule in French West Africa

by Martin A. Klein
     
 

Martin Klein describes the history of slavery during the 19th and 20th centuries in three former French colonies. He considers the impact of the Atlantic slave trade and the evolution of slavery both before the French and under their rule. While discussing French policy, the main focus of the book is the constantly changing relationships between slave and master,… See more details below

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Martin Klein describes the history of slavery during the 19th and 20th centuries in three former French colonies. He considers the impact of the Atlantic slave trade and the evolution of slavery both before the French and under their rule. While discussing French policy, the main focus of the book is the constantly changing relationships between slave and master, and the attempts on the part o f slaves to seek freedom, or autonomy where they remained in servitude.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521593243
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
African Studies Series, #94
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of maps
List of tables
Preface
List of abbreviations
Glossary
1Slavery in the Western Sudan1
2Abolition and retreat. Senegal 1848-187619
3Slavery, slave-trading and social revolution37
4Senegal after Briere59
5Conquest of the Sudan: Desbordes to Archinard77
6Senegal in the 1890s94
7The end of the conquest108
8The imposition of metropolitan priorities on slavery126
9With smoke and mirrors: slavery and the conquest of Guinea141
10The Banamba Exodus159
11French fears and the limits to an emancipation policy178
12Looking for the tracks. How they did it197
13After the War: renegotiating social relations216
14A question of honor237
Appendixes252
Notes260
Bibliography317
Index347

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