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A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960, Bruce S. Hall

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A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960
Title
A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960
Statement of responsibility
Bruce S. Hall
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Language
eng
Summary
"The mobilization of local ideas about racial difference has been important in generating - and intensifying - civil wars that have occurred since the end of colonial rule in all of the countries that straddle the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. From Sudan to Mauritania, the racial categories deployed in contemporary conflicts often hearken back to an older history in which blackness could be equated with slavery and non-blackness with predatory and uncivilized banditry. This book traces the development of arguments about race over a period of more than 350 years in one important place along the southern edge of the Sahara Desert: the Niger Bend in northern Mali. Using Arabic documents held in Timbuktu, as well as local colonial sources in French and oral interviews, Bruce S. Hall reconstructs an African intellectual history of race that long predated colonial conquest, and which has continued to orient inter-African relations ever since"-- Provided by publisher
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Hall, Bruce S
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
African studies
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  • Blacks
  • Black race
  • Slavery
  • Islam and culture
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A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960, Bruce S. Hall
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction; Part I. Race Along the Desert Edge, c. 1600-1900: 1. Making race in the Sahel, c. 1600-1900 -- 2. Reading the blackness of the Sudan, c. 1600-1900; Part II. Race and the Colonial Encounter, c. 1830-1936: 3. Meeting the Tuareg; 4. Colonial conquest and statecraft in the Niger Bend, c. 1893-1936 -- Part III. The Morality of Descent, 1893-1940: 5. Defending hierarchy: Tuareg arguments about authority and descent, c. 1893-1940 -- 6. Defending slavery: the moral order of inequality, c. 1893-1940 -- 7. Defending the river: Songhay arguments about land, c. 1893-1940 -- Part IV. Race and Decolonization, c. 1940-1960: 8. The racial politics of decolonization, c. 1940-1960 -- Conclusion
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ocn733045322
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1 online resource (xvii, 335 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139078313
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unknown
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illustrations, maps
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733045322
Label
A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960, Bruce S. Hall
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction; Part I. Race Along the Desert Edge, c. 1600-1900: 1. Making race in the Sahel, c. 1600-1900 -- 2. Reading the blackness of the Sudan, c. 1600-1900; Part II. Race and the Colonial Encounter, c. 1830-1936: 3. Meeting the Tuareg; 4. Colonial conquest and statecraft in the Niger Bend, c. 1893-1936 -- Part III. The Morality of Descent, 1893-1940: 5. Defending hierarchy: Tuareg arguments about authority and descent, c. 1893-1940 -- 6. Defending slavery: the moral order of inequality, c. 1893-1940 -- 7. Defending the river: Songhay arguments about land, c. 1893-1940 -- Part IV. Race and Decolonization, c. 1940-1960: 8. The racial politics of decolonization, c. 1940-1960 -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn733045322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 335 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139078313
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733045322

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