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A Constitution for an Empire of Citizens

Frederick Cooper

in Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161310
eISBN:
9781400850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161310.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines the constitutional debates that went on from December 1945 to September 1946. This legislative drama concerning the new constitution took place in three stages: in the ... More


Ministerial Discussions and Anglo-French Colonial Co-operation, 1950–1956

John Kent

in The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203025
eISBN:
9780191675669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

British colonial policy in West Africa received a new momentum from the Coussey Commission’s report and the proposed constitutions for Nigeria and the Gold Coast. As the British actively sought their ... More


The Progress of Colonial Co-operation in London and Paris, 1945–1949

John Kent

in The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203025
eISBN:
9780191675669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Within two years, the new Ministry of Overseas France was to inaugurate a similar programme of development, and was to invest much more money than Britain. From the Foreign Office’s point of view, ... More


Introduction

Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel

in Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042935
eISBN:
9780252051791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042935.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides context on 20th century history and politics in the French empire in the Caribbean and Africa. It also defines the central concept of citizenship and argues that black women’s ... More


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