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Children of the French EmpireMiscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960$
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Owen White

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208198

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.001.0001

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Miscegenation in French West Africa

Miscegenation in French West Africa

(p.7) 1 Miscegenation in French West Africa
Children of the French Empire


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This chapter sketches a history of the contact between French men and African women which created a mÉtis population in West Africa. It compares French attitudes and practices with those of other Europeans. It provides some idea of how such relationships were conducted across the federation and changed over time.

Keywords:   miscegenation, French West Africa, mixed race, French men, African women, mÉtis

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