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Author Jones, Hilary, 1971-

Title The métis of Senegal : urban life and politics in French West Africa / Hilary Jones
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages) : illustrations
Contents Signares, habitants, and grumets in the making of Saint Louis -- Métis society and transformations in the colonial economy (1820-70) -- Religion, marriage, and material culture -- Education, association, and an independent press -- From outpost to empire -- Electoral politics and the métis (1870-90) -- Urban politics and the limits of republicanism (1890-1920)
Summary The Métis of Senegal is a history of politics and society among an influential group of mixed-race people who settled in coastal Africa under French colonialism. Hilary Jones describes how the métis carved out a niche as middleman traders for European merchants. As the colonial presence spread, the métis entered into politics and began to assert their position as local elites and power brokers against French rule. Many of the descendants of these traders continue to wield influence in contemporary Senegal. Jones's nuanced portrait of métis ascendency examines the influence of family connect
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Assimilation (Sociology) -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis.
Metropolitan government -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis -- History -- 19th century.
Political leadership -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis -- History -- 19th century.
Racially mixed people -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Sociology, Urban -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis.
France -- Colonies -- Africa -- Administration.
Saint-Louis (Senegal) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Saint-Louis (Senegal) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012025896
ISBN 0253007054 (electronic bk.)
9780253007056 (electronic bk.)