2nd ed. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Book — 1 online resource (vi, 247 pages) : maps, illustrations Digital: data file.
List of illustrations-- Acknowledgements-- Note on the second edition--
2. Economy and society, 1880-1940--
3. Government and politics, 1880-1940--
4. Culture and religion, 1880-1940--
5. Economy and society, 1940-85--
6. Government and politics, 1940-85--
7. Culuture and religion, 1940-85--
8. Democracy and dependence, 1985-95--
9. Epilogue-- Bibliographical essay-- Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This edition of Patrick Manning's established text includes two new chapters that discuss developments in the region since 1985, emphasising the democratisation movements of the 1980s and 1990s, the Francophone movement, and the crises in Rwanda and Burundi. Focusing on the French-speaking countries of west and central Africa, the book brings out the way in which the precolonial African heritage shaped new societies, in interaction with French and Belgian colonial rules, and with global economic and cultural forces. Three eras of change are described: the transition to colonial rule from 1880 to 1940, the transition to independent states from 1940 to 1985, and the reconfiguration of post-colonial society after 1985. The first edition of this book has been widely used in courses in African studies and African history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Prelude to decolonization : the Popular Front and the Second World War
New political context, 1944-6
Decolonization through assimilation : the struggle for emancipation, 1946-50
Building the nationalist movement, 1950-6 : the trade union, student and youth movements
Policy and politics, 1950-6
The Loi-cadre and the 'Balkanization' of French West Africa, 1956-60
Nationalist politics and the campaign for independence, 1957-60
Conclusion : decolonization and the French colonial legacy.
In an effort to restore its world-power status after the humiliation of defeat and occupation, France was eager to maintain its overseas empire at the end of the Second World War. Yet just fifteen years later France had decolonized, and by 1960 only a few small island territories remained under French control.The process of decolonization in Indochina and Algeria has been widely studied, but much less has been written about decolonization in France's largest colony, French West Africa. Here, the French approach was regarded as exemplary -- that is, a smooth transition successfully managed by well intentioned French politicians and enlightened African leaders. Overturning this received wisdom, Chafer argues that the rapid unfurling of events after the Second World War was a complex , piecemeal and unpredictable process, resulting in a 'successful decolonization' that was achieved largely by accident. At independence, the winners assumed the reins of political power, while the losers were often repressed, imprisoned or silenced.This important book challenges the traditional dichotomy between 'imperial' and 'colonial' history and will be of interest to students of imperial and French history, politics and international relations, development and post-colonial studies. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Civil society: Saint-Louis in the French imperial sphere
The sons of Ndar: the muslim merchants of Saint-Louis
The obstacles to accommodation for the Umarians
Saad Buh and the Fadiliyya way
Sidyiyya Baba: co-architect of colonial Mauritania
Malik Sy: teacher in the new colonial order
Amadu Bamba: a complex path to accommodation.
"Between 1880 and 1920, Muslim Sufi orders became pillars of the colonial regimes and economies of Senegal and Mauritania. In Paths of Accommodation, David Robinson examines the ways in which the leaders of the orders negotiated relations with the colonial authorities of French West Africa in order to preserve autonomy within the religious, social, and economic realms while abandoning the political sphere to their non-Muslim rulers." "By charting the similarities and differences of the trajectories followed by leading groups within the region as they responded to the colonial presence, Robinson provides an understanding of the relationship between knowledge and power, the concepts of civil society and hegemony, and the transferability of symbolic, economic, and social capital."--Jacket.