Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

by Owen White

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Overview

This book vividly recreates the lives and identities of the children born of relationships between French men and African women in colonial French West Africa. It shows how colonial policies and attitudes influenced the lives of this mixed-race population and analyzes their responses to living in a racially divided society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198208198
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/25/1999
Series: Oxford Historical Monographs Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1670L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Map of French West Africa and Togo
Introduction
1. Miscegenation in French West Africa
2. Abandonment and Intervention
3. Education and Employment
4. Race and Heredity
5. Paternity and the Mother Country
6. Métis and the Search for Social Identity
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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