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

Owen White

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book recreates the lives of the children born of relationships between French men and African women from the time France colonized much of West Africa towards the end of the 19th century, until ... More


Conclusion

OWEN WHITE

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions. It examines the nature of mÉtis identity throughout the colonial period. Regarding the analysis of the links between the psychiatric profession and ... More


Highland Men and Indian Families

Colin G. Calloway

in White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal People and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340129
eISBN:
9780199867202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340129.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Highland fur traders regularly slept with and frequently married Indian women. In the Canadian fur trade it was regarded as the “custom of the country.” Scots‐Indian children often functioned as ... More


The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980

Christina Elizabeth Firpo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847579
eISBN:
9780824869007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847579.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the untold history of the removal of métis [mixed-race] children from their Vietnamese, Cambodian and Lao mothers as part of a colonial plan to reproduce the French race in ... More


Miscegenation in French West Africa

OWEN WHITE

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter sketches a history of the contact between French men and African women which created a mÉtis population in West Africa. It compares French attitudes and practices with those of other ... More


Abandonment and Intervention

OWEN WHITE

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the thinking which led to the creation of special homes for mÉtis children deemed to have been abandoned by their parents, set up first by missionaries, and by the colonial ... More


Education and Employment

OWEN WHITE

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the education offered to mÉtis children in the orphanages, and the type of employment they were encouraged to follow. It provides case studies of two institutions to help ... More


Race and Heredity

OWEN WHITE

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses how a widespread but important abstract interest in miscegenation in metropolitan France found a concrete expression in the treatment of mÉtis in West Africa. It analyses the ... More


Paternity and the Mother Country

OWEN WHITE

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter deals with the question of the legal status of mÉtis. It analyses the different debates which evaluate the wisdom of allowing mÉtis to seek confirmation of their ‘Frenchness’ through ... More


MÉtis and the Search for Social Identity

OWEN WHITE

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter deals with the attitudes of black Africans towards mÉtis and the point of view of mÉtis themselves. It analyses the quest of mÉtis for some viable sense of identity in a racially divided ... More


Raising Eurasia: Childhood, Youth and the Mixed-Race Question

David M. Pomfret

in Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795173
eISBN:
9780804796866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795173.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 9 ‘Raising Eurasia’ shows that as Europeans used didactic visions of childhood to draw boundaries more firmly around themselves this only served to make the ‘problem’ of the Eurasian child ... More


Claiming Turtle Mountain's Constitution: The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation's Founding Documents

Keith, Jr. Richotte

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634517
eISBN:
9781469634531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634517.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Claiming Turtle Mountain’s Constitution examines the formation and adoption of the first constitution of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians through the eyes of the tribal members who voted ... More


Dependence, Family, and Russianization

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the processes of social and cultural assimilation through the prisms of family and dependence. The colonial administration's practice of classifying the indigenous people of ... More


Nominal Contact in Michif

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Michif is an endangered language spoken by approximately a few hundred Métis people, mostly located in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada. Michif is usually categorized as a mixed language (Bakker ... More


Creolizing Barack Obama

Valérie Loichot

in American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317538
eISBN:
9781846317200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317200.005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the representations of Barack Obama in France, the USA and Martinique. Most French journalists describe Obama as a ‘métis’, a form of praise of racial and cultural mixing. In ... More


Introduction: The Vanquished and the Vanishing

Jay Gitlin

in The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101188
eISBN:
9780300155761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101188.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

By the time France ceded the east bank and Canada to Great Britain, the French empire in North America had fallen in 1763. What is perplexing is that French remained the predominant language in areas ... More


Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance

Byron Dueck

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199747641
eISBN:
9780199379859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747641.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries considers several genres of music and dance currently performed in First Nations and Métis communities in the western Canadian province of ... More


To Mock a Nun: RELIGION AND POLITICS IN SENEGAL’S COASTAL COMMUNES, 1882–1890

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 1 explores the place of religion in Senegal’s lively communal politics in the 1880s. It contextualizes the uproar provoked by the slander of a missionary nun in a colonial newspaper, which ... More


: Prostitutes and Mothers

in Mixed Medicines: Health and Culture in French Colonial Cambodia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226031637
eISBN:
9780226031651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031651.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates the contradictions in the colonial government's approach to indigenous women's health. Concerns with male and population health ultimately motivated colonial efforts to ... More


Two Houses Windows on the Identity of Chief Richardville

Elizabeth Katherine Spott

in Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance: Contexts for a Brave New World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056197
eISBN:
9780813053950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056197.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the life of Jean Baptiste de Richardville, the last civil chief of the Miami tribe, as he navigated the pluralistic frontier society of the nineteenth-century Great Lakes ... More


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