Freedom and Authority in French West Africa

1st Edition

Robert Delavignette

Routledge
May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9781138579545 - CAT# K376057
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

Originally published in 1950 and updated in 1968, this book discusses the functions and status of native chiefs in what were the French colonies in West Africa. It also examines the relation of the French legal code to native law and custom and the activities of Christian missions. Analysing changes which took place in the early 20th century as a result of Africa's entry into the world economy, the book includes proposals for increasing agricultural production and co-operative marketing.

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