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The Métis of Senegal is a history of politics and society among an influential group of mixed-race people who settled in coastal Africa under French colonialism. Hilary Jones describes how the métis carved out a niche as middleman traders for European merchants. As the colonial presence spread, the métis entered into politics and began to assert their position as local elites and power brokers against French rule. Many of the descendants of these traders continue to wield influence in contemporary Senegal. Jones's nuanced portrait of métis ascendency examines the influence of family connections, marriage negotiations, and inheritance laws from both male and female perspectives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-9
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 1. Signares, Habitants, and Grumets in the Making of Saint Louis
  2. pp. 19-39
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  1. 2. Métis Society and Transformations in the Colonial Economy (1820–70)
  2. pp. 40-72
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  1. 3. Religion, Marriage, and Material Culture
  2. pp. 73-95
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  1. 4. Education, Association, and an Independent Press
  2. pp. 96-117
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  1. 5. From Outpost to Empire
  2. pp. 118-138
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  1. 6. Electoral Politics and the Métis (1870–90)
  2. pp. 139-155
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  1. 7. Urban Politics and the Limits of Republicanism (1890–1920)
  2. pp. 156-180
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 181-188
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  1. Appendix: Family Histories
  2. pp. 189-196
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 197-244
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 245-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-276
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 292-292
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253007056
Related ISBN
9780253006738
MARC Record
OCLC
828736845
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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