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Agency and action in colonial Africa : essays for John E. Flint /
edited by Chris Youé and Tim Stapleton.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, c2001.
description
x, 219 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0333778855
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, c2001.
isbn
0333778855
catalogue key
4554312
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"...an important book...the essays are all of a quality to rival those in the top journal...."--Toyin Falola, African Studies Review
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The individual experiences of those who, in some way, contributed to the development and demise of colonial Africa are often overlooked. These "agents" of empire--intellectuals and peasants, chiefs and ex-slaves, nationalists and colonial officials--symbolize the ambiguities of and limitation on colonial power. "Agency and Action attempts to capture their legacies.
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The individual experiences of those who, in some way, contributed to the development and demise of colonial Africa are often overlooked. These "agents" of empire--intellectuals and peasants, chiefs and ex-slaves, nationalists and colonial officials--symbolize the ambiguities of and limitation on colonial power. Agency and Action attempts to capture their legacies.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: John Flint and Agency in Historyp. 1
John Flint's Publicationsp. 9
Faku, the Mpondo and Colonial Advance in the Eastern Cape, 1834-53p. 12
'Scientific Gold': Robert Koch and Africa, 1883-1906p. 34
Colonial Commandants and the Administration of Slavery Policy in French West Africap. 50
Slavery, Sorcery and Colonial 'Reality' in Mauritania, c. 1910-60p. 69
'You Are Tearing My Skirt': Labotsibeni Gwamile LaMdluli of Swazilandp. 83
A Christian, Civilized Man: D.D.T. Jabavu of South Africap. 100
Creech Jones and African Universities, 1943-50p. 126
Chiefs and the Making of Industrial Policy in Nigeriap. 141
Critical Agents: Colonial Nigerian Intellectuals and their British Counterpartsp. 156
Rebellion and Quiescence: Kenyan and Rhodesian Responses to Forced Removals in the 1950sp. 172
Hastings Banda and Cold War Politics in Malawip. 195
Indexp. 213
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