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Author Jones, Hilary, 1971-
Title The metis of Senegal : urban life and politics in French West Africa / Hilary Jones.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013.

Author Jones, Hilary, 1971-
Subject Racially mixed people -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Sociology, Urban -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis.
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.
Saint-Louis (Senegal) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Saint-Louis (Senegal) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
France -- Colonies -- Africa -- Administration.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Signares, habitants, and grumets in the making of Saint Louis -- Metis 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 metis (1870-90) -- Urban politics and the limits of republicanism (1890-1920).
Summary The Metis 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 metis carved out a niche as middleman traders for European merchants. As the colonial presence spread, the metis 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 metis ascendency examines the influence of family connect.
Note English.
ISBN 9780253007056 (electronic bk.)
0253007054 (electronic bk.)
9780253006738 (cl alk. paper)
9780253006745 (pb alk. paper)
OCLC # 828736845
Additional Format Print version: Jones, Hilary, 1971- Metis of Senegal. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013 (DLC) 2012025896

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