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Title Navigating colonial orders : Norwegian entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania / edited by Kirsten Alsaker Kjerland and Bjrn Enge Bertelsen.
Imprint New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2014.

Subject Norway -- Foreign economic relations -- Africa.
Norway -- Foreign economic relations -- Oceania.
Colonies -- Africa -- Economic conditions.
Colonies -- Oceania -- Economic conditions.
Norwegians -- Africa -- History.
Norwegians -- Oceania -- History.
Entrepreneurship -- Africa -- History.
Entrepreneurship -- Oceania -- History.
Africa -- Foreign economic relations -- Norway.
Oceania -- Foreign economic relations -- Norway.
Alt Name Kjerland, Kirsten Alsaker.
Bertelsen, Bjorn Enge.
Description 1 online resource (413 pages)
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Illustrations; Maps; Preface; Introduction -- Norwegians Navigating Colonial Orders in Africa and Oceania; Chapter 1 -- Interconnecting the British Empire: Swedish and Norwegian Shipping to South Africa, 1850-1914; Chapter 2 -- Long-Haul Tramp Trade and Norwegian Sailing Ships in Africa, Australia and the Pacific, 1850-1920: Captain Haave's Voyages; Chapter 3 -- Liminal but Omnipotent: Thesen & Co. -- Norwegian Migrants in the Cape Colony; Chapter 4 -- Business Communication in Colonial Times: The Norway-East Africa Trading Company in Zanzibar, 1895-1925.
Chapter 5 -- 'Three Black Labourers Did the Job of Two Whites': African Labourers in Modern Norwegian WhalingChapter 6 -- The Consular Affairs Issue and Colonialism; Chapter 7 -- Norwegian Shipping and Landfall in the South Sea in the Age of Sail; Chapter 8 -- Adventurous Adaptability in the South Sea: Norwegians in 'the Terrible Solomons', ca. 1870-1930; Chapter 9 -- Norwegians in the Cook Islands: The Legacy of Captain Reinert G. Jonassen (1866-1915); Chapter 10 -- From Adventure to Industry and Nation Making: The History of a Norwegian Sugar Plantation in Hawai'i.
Chapter 11 -- Scandinavians in Colonial Trading Companies and Capital-Intensive Networks: The Case of Christian ThamsChapter 12 -- Colonialism in Norwegian and Portuguese: Madal in Mozambique; Chapter 13 -- Norwegian Investors and Their Agents in Colonial Kenya; Chapter 14 -- Scandinavian Agents and Entrepreneurs in the Scramble for Ethnographica during Colonial Expansion in the Congo; Afterword -- Her og na (Here and Now): History and the Idea of Globalization; Contributors; Index.
Summary Norwegians in colonial Africa and Oceania had varying aspirations and adapted in different ways to changing social, political and geographical circumstances in foreign, colonial settings. They included Norwegian shipowners, captains, and diplomats; traders and whalers along the African coast and in Antarctica; large-scale plantation owners in Mozambique and Hawai'i; big business men in South Africa; jacks of all trades in the Solomon Islands; timber merchants on Zanzibar' coffee farmers in Kenya; and King Leopold's footmen in Congo. This collection reveals narratives of the colonial era that.
ISBN 9781782385400 (electronic bk.)
1782385401 (electronic bk.)
9781782385394 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
1782385398 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
ISBN/ISSN ebr10956101
OCLC # 893735808
Additional Format Print version: Navigating colonial orders. New York : Berghahn Books, 2014 9781782385394 (DLC) 2014018761 (OCoLC)881498561

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