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Published by Berg in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa, French-speaking West,
  • Africa, French-speaking West.

Subjects:

  • Decolonization -- Africa, French-speaking West.,
  • Africa, French-speaking West -- History -- 1884-1960.,
  • Africa, French-speaking West -- Colonial influence.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-255) and index.

StatementTony Chafer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT352.5 .C48 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 264 p. :
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3551963M
ISBN 101859735525, 1859735576
LC Control Number2002001531

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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 only a few small island territories remained under French process of decolonization in Indochina and Algeria has been widely Reviews: 1. The End of Empire in French West Africa sheds light on a corner of the world and a corner of history which is not well known to the English-Speaking world. This book explores the different independence movements, the domestic politics of France, and the interplay between Colonial and Metropolitan elites/5. French West Africa (French: Afrique-Occidentale française, AOF) was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea (now Guinea), Ivory Coast, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Dahomey (now Benin) and federation existed from until Its capital was Saint-Louis, Senegal until , and Capital: Saint Louis (–), Dakar (–). French West Africa, French Afrique Occidentale Française (AOF), administrative grouping under French rule from until of the former French territories of West Africa: Senegal, French Guinea, the Ivory Coast, and the French Sudan, to which Dahomey was added in Certain territories of the Sudan were grouped together under the name Senegambia and Niger .

TY - BOOK. T1 - The end of empire in French West Africa: France's successful decolonisation? AU - Chafer, Tony. PY - /6/1. Y1 - /6/1. N2 - 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 by: 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 Cited by: West Africa is the westernmost region of United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da : 5,, km² (1,, sq mi) (7th). “French West Africa and Decolonization.” Pp. –72 in The Transfer of Power in Africa: Decolonization –, edited by Gifford, P. and Louis, W.R.. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Introduction. The French presence in Africa dates to the 17th century, but the main period of colonial expansion came in the 19th century with the invasion of Ottoman Algiers in , conquests in West and Equatorial Africa during the so-called scramble for Africa and the establishment of protectorates in Tunisia and Morocco in the decades before the First World War. Owen White, “Miscegenation and Identity in French West Africa,” in Conklin and Fletcher, Third Short Paper Due In Class: Topic: Write a critical book review of Hochschild, King Leopold’s Ghost. (I will hand out a sample book review for you to model yours on). Week Nine (March 2) Theme: Empires at war.   Studies of French decolonization in West Africa have traditionally treated it as a planned and reasonably smooth process. It has therefore been portrayed as a successful decolonization that stands in stark contrast to the much more conflictual decolonization processes in Indochina (–) and Algeria (–), which were marked by prolonged by: 1. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Oxford Historical Monographs: Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa, by Owen White (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at .