Slavery and Colonial Rule in French West Africaby Martin A. Klein
Pub. Date: 07/28/1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Table of Contents
1. Slavery in the Western Sudan; 2. Abolition and retreat: Senegal, 1848–1876; 3. Slavery, slave-trading and social revolution; 4. Senegal after Brière; 5. Conquest of the Sudan: Desbordes to Archinard; 6. Senegal in the 1890s; 7. The end of the conquest; 8. The imposition of metropolitan priorities on slavery; 9. With smoke and mirrors: slavery and the conquest of Guinea; 10. The Banamba exodus; 11. French fears and the limits to an emancipation policy; 12. Looking for the tracks: how they did it; 13. After the war: renegotiating social relations; 14. A question of honour.
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