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Read and Download Robert Burroughs book African Testimony in the Movement for Congo Reform in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfrican Testimony in the Movement for Congo Reform. This book was released on 2018-06-27 with total page 186 pages. Book excerpt: The humanitarian movement against Leopold’s violent colonisation of the Congo emerged out of Europe, but it depended at every turn on African input. Individuals and groups from throughout the upper Congo River basin undertook journeys of daring and self-sacrifice to provide evidence of atrocities for the colonial authorities, missionaries, and international investigators. Combining archive research with attention to recent debates on the relation between imperialism and humanitarianism, on trauma, witnessing and postcolonial studies, and on the recovery of colonial archives, this book examines the conditions in which colonised peoples were able to speak about their subjection, and those in which attempts at testimony were thwarted. Robert Burroughs makes a major intervention by identifying African agency and input as a key factor in the Congo atrocities debate. This is an important and unique book in African history, imperial and colonial history, and humanitarian history.

Download Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights PDF

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ISBN 13: 0198859627
Total Pages : 260 pages
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Read and Download Derrick M. Nault book Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfrica and the Shaping of International Human Rights. This book was released on 2021-01-17 with total page 260 pages. Book excerpt: Africa throughout its postcolonial history has been plagued by human rights abuses ranging from intolerance of political dissent to heinous crimes such as genocide. Yet this book argues that the continent has also been pivotal in helping shape contemporary human rights norms and practices.

Download Black Students in Imperial Britain PDF

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ISBN 13: 1802079068
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Read and Download Robert Burroughs book Black Students in Imperial Britain in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBlack Students in Imperial Britain. This book was released on 2022-09-15 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: This book caters for the demand in new black histories by rediscovering several little-known Black people’s experiences in late-Victorian Britain. It centres on The African Institute of Colwyn Bay, or ‘Congo House’, at which almost 90 children and young adults from Africa and its diaspora were enrolled to train as missionaries between 1889 and 1911. Burroughs finds that, though their encounters in Britain were shaped by the racism and paternalism of the late-nineteenth-century civilising mission, the students were not simply the objects of British charity. They were also agents in a culture of evangelical humanitarianism. Some were fully absorbed in the civilising mission, becoming leading missionaries. Others adapted their experiences to new ends, participating in networks of pan-Africanism that questioned race prejudice and colonialism. In their negotiations of the challenges and opportunities at the heart of the empire, the students of Congo House reveal how the global currents of black history shaped the localised cultures of Victorian philanthropy. From racism to pan-Africanism, this study sheds new light on key issues in black British history.

Download Miscegenation, Identity and Status in Colonial Africa PDF

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ISBN 13: 1351667890
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Read and Download Lawrence Mbogoni book Miscegenation, Identity and Status in Colonial Africa in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMiscegenation, Identity and Status in Colonial Africa. This book was released on 2018-12-07 with total page 226 pages. Book excerpt: Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the colonial administrations in British East-Central African colonies considered inter-racial sexual liaisons to be a serious and recurrent "problem". Consequently, inter-racial sexual liaisons (concubinage and marriage) and the mixed race progeny that resulted from these liaisons led to protracted discussions and enactment of policies which addressed questions about concubinage, marriage, racial identity, sexual morality, and the status of persons of mixed race in British East-Central Africa. Using archival sources and secondary literature, the author highlights how colonial inter-racial intimate encounters became intertwined with conceptions of ‘race’ and what it meant to be European, African ("native") and racially mixed. Intended for students and scholars interested in the study of ‘race’ and sexuality in colonial Africa, the book will provide an understanding of why inter-racial liaisons despite of rigid racial barriers were not easy to legislate against.

Download Africans and the Holocaust PDF

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ISBN 13: 0429515030
Total Pages : 206 pages
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Read and Download Edward Kissi book Africans and the Holocaust in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfricans and the Holocaust. This book was released on 2019-08-22 with total page 206 pages. Book excerpt: This book is an original and comparative study of reactions in West and East Africa to the persecution and attempted annihilation of Jews in Europe and in former German colonies in sub-Saharan Africa during the Second World War. An intellectual and diplomatic history of World War II and the Holocaust, Africans and the Holocaust looks at the period from the perspectives of the colonized subjects of the Gold Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanganyika, and Uganda, as well as the sovereign peoples of Liberia and Ethiopia, who wrestled with the social and moral questions that the war and the Holocaust raised. The five main chapters of the book explore the pre-Holocaust history of relations between Jews and Africans in West and East Africa, perceptions of Nazism in both regions, opinions of World War II, interpretations of the Holocaust, and responses of the colonized and sovereign peoples of West and East Africa to efforts by Great Britain to resettle certain categories of Jewish refugees from Europe in the two regions before and during the Holocaust. This book will be of use to students and scholars of African history, Holocaust and Jewish studies, and international or global history.

Download The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism PDF

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ISBN 13: 0429999917
Total Pages : 390 pages
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Read and Download Chelsea Schields book The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism. This book was released on 2021-05-21 with total page 390 pages. Book excerpt: Unique in its global and interdisciplinary scope, this collection will bring together comparative insights across European, Ottoman, Japanese, and US imperial contexts while spanning colonized spaces in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, and East and Southeast Asia. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives from cultural, intellectual and political history, anthropology, law, gender and sexuality studies, and literary criticism, The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism combines regional and historiographic overviews with detailed case studies, making it the key reference for up-to-date scholarship on the intimate dimensions of colonial rule. Comprising more than 30 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into five parts: Directions in the study of sexuality and colonialism Constructing race, controlling reproduction Sexuality in law Subjects, souls, and selfhood Pleasure and violence. The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism is essential reading for students and researchers in gender, sexuality, race, global studies, world history, Indigeneity, and settler colonialism.

Download The Moral Witness PDF

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 13: 150173508X
Total Pages : 199 pages
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Read and Download Carolyn J. Dean book The Moral Witness in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Moral Witness. This book was released on 2019-04-15 with total page 199 pages. Book excerpt: The Moral Witness is the first cultural history of the "witness to genocide" in the West. Carolyn J. Dean shows how the witness became a protagonist of twentieth-century moral culture by tracing the emergence of this figure in courtroom battles from the 1920s to the 1960s—covering the Armenian genocide, the Ukrainian pogroms, the Soviet Gulag, and the trial of Adolf Eichmann. In these trials, witness testimonies differentiated the crime of genocide from war crimes and began to form our understanding of modern political and cultural murder. By the turn of the twentieth century, the "witness to genocide" became a pervasive icon of suffering humanity and a symbol of western moral conscience. Dean sheds new light on the recent global focus on survivors' trauma. Only by placing the moral witness in a longer historical trajectory, she demonstrates, can we understand how the stories we tell about survivor testimony have shaped both our past and contemporary moral culture.

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ISBN 13: 1800348401
Total Pages : 328 pages
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Read and Download Pierre-Philippe Fraiture book Past Imperfect in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPast Imperfect. This book was released on 2021 with total page 328 pages. Book excerpt: This book proposes to examine French and Francophone intellectual history in the period leading to the decolonization of sub-Saharan Africa (1945-1960). The analysis favours the epistemological links between ethnology, museology, sociology, and (art) history. In this discussion, a specific focus is placed on temporality and the role ascribed by these different disciplines to African pasts, presents, and futures. It is argued here that the post-war context, characterized, inter alia, by the creation of UNESCO, the birth of Pr�sence Africaine and the prevalence of existentialism, bore witness to the development of new regimes of historicity and to the partial refutation of a progress-based modernity. This investigation is predicated on case studies from West and Central Africa (AOF, AEF and Belgian Congo) and, whilst adopting a postcolonial methodology, it explores African and French authors such as Georges Balandier, Cheikh Anta Diop, Frantz Fanon, Chris Marker, Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Claude L�vi-Strauss, Alain Resnais, Jean-Paul Sartre and Placide Tempels. This study explores the intellectual legacy of the 'long nineteenth century' and the difficulty encountered by these authors to articulate their anti-colonial agenda away from the modern methodologies of the 'colonial library'. By focussing on issues of intellectual alienation, this book also demonstrates that the post-WW2 period foreshadowed twenty-first century debates on extroversion, racial inequalities, the decolonization of history, and cultural (mis)appropriation.

Download A ›Crisis of Whiteness‹ in the ›Heart of Darkness‹ PDF

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ISBN 13: 3839454980
Total Pages : 396 pages
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Read and Download Felix Lösing book A ›Crisis of Whiteness‹ in the ›Heart of Darkness‹ in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA ›Crisis of Whiteness‹ in the ›Heart of Darkness‹. This book was released on 2021-01-31 with total page 396 pages. Book excerpt: The British and American Congo Reform Movement (ca. 1890-1913) has been praised extensively for its ›heroic‹ confrontation of colonial atrocities in the Congo Free State. Its commitment to white supremacy and colonial domination, however, continues to be overlooked, denied, or trivialised. This historical-sociological study argues that racism was the ideological cornerstone and formed the main agenda of this first major human rights campaign of the 20th century. Through a thorough analysis of contemporary sources, Felix Lösing unmasks the colonial and racist formation of the modern human rights discourse and investigates the ›historical work‹ of racism at a crossroads between imperial power and ›white crisis‹.

Download Displaced Mozambicans in Postcolonial Tanzania PDF

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ISBN 13: 0429866275
Total Pages : 204 pages
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Read and Download Joanna T. Tague book Displaced Mozambicans in Postcolonial Tanzania in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDisplaced Mozambicans in Postcolonial Tanzania. This book was released on 2019-01-17 with total page 204 pages. Book excerpt: This book is the first study of displaced Mozambican men, women, and children—from refugees and asylum seekers to liberation leaders, students, and migrant workers—during the war for independence from Portugal (1964-1974). Throughout the war, two distinct communities of Mozambicans emerged. On the one hand, a minority of students and liberation leaders, congregated in Dar es Salaam and, on the other, the majority of Mozambicans, who settled in refugee camps. Joanna T. Tague attends to both these groups by juxtaposing the experiences of the two. Using a diverse range of archival materials and oral interviews, she argues that during decolonization the displaced acted as their own agents and strategized their own trajectories in exile. Compelling scholars to reconsider how governments, aid agencies, local citizens, and the displaced themselves defined, debated, and reconstituted what it meant to be a "refugee" in Africa during decolonization, this book ultimately shows how the state of being a refugee could be generative and productive, rather than simply debilitating and destructive. Displaced Mozambicans in Postcolonial Tanzania will be invaluable for students and scholars of African and world contemporary history.

Download Human Rights in Sierra Leone, 1787-2016 PDF

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ISBN 13: 0429887582
Total Pages : 318 pages
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Read and Download John Idriss Lahai book Human Rights in Sierra Leone, 1787-2016 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THuman Rights in Sierra Leone, 1787-2016. This book was released on 2018-10-16 with total page 318 pages. Book excerpt: This book offers an up-to-date, comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the multifaceted and evolving experiences of human rights in Sierra Leone between the years 1787 and 2016. It provides a balanced coverage of the local and international conditions that frame the socio-cultural, political, and economic context of human rights: its rise and fall, and concerns for the broader engendered issues of the transatlantic slave trade, colonialism, women’s struggle for recognition, constitutional development, political independence, war, and transitional justice (as well as "contributive justice," which the author introduces to explain the consequences of the problems of the temporal nature of transitional justice, and the crisis of donor fatigue towards peacebuilding activities), local government, democracy, and constitutional reforms within Sierra Leone. While acknowledging the profound challenges associated with the promotion of human rights in an environment of uncertainty, political fragility, lawlessness, and deprivation, John Idriss Lahai sheds light on the often-constructive engagement of the people of Sierra Leone with a variety of societal conditions, adverse or otherwise, to influence constitutional change, the emergent post-coflict discourse on "contributive justice," and acceptable human rights practice. This book will be of interest to scholars in West African history, legal history, African studies, peace and conflict studies, human rights and transitional justice.

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ISBN 13: 1351591622
Total Pages : 192 pages
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Read and Download Oluwatoyin Oduntan book Power, Culture and Modernity in Nigeria in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPower, Culture and Modernity in Nigeria. This book was released on 2018-05-23 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: In this book, Oluwatoyin Oduntan offers a critical intervention in the scholarly fields of Nigerian, and West African history, as well as towards understanding the intellectual ideas by which modern African society was formed, and how it functions. The book traces the shifting dynamics between various segments of the African elite by critically analyzing existing historical accounts, traditions and archival documents. First, it explores the lost world of native intellectual thoughts as the perspective through which Africans experienced the colonial encounter. It thereby makes Africans central to contemporary debates about the meanings and legitimacy of colonial empires, and about the African cultural experience. It shows that the resettlement of liberated and Westernized Africans in Abeokuta and after them, European missionaries, merchants and colonial agents from the 1840s, did not dismantle preexisting power structures and social relations. Rather, educated Africans and Europeans entered into and added their voices to ongoing processes of defining culture and power. By rendering a continuing narrative of change and adaptation which connects the pre-colonial to the post-colonial, Power, Culture and Modernity in Nigeria leads Africanist scholarship in new directions to rethink colonial impact and uncover the total creative sites of changes by which African societies were formed.

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ISBN 13: 1351141783
Total Pages : 272 pages
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Read and Download Paul Quigley book Reconciliation after Civil Wars in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReconciliation after Civil Wars. This book was released on 2018-08-09 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: How do former enemies reconcile after civil wars? Do they ever really reconcile in any complete sense? How is political reunification related to longer-term cultural reintegration? Bringing together experts on civil wars around the modern world – the United States, Spain, Rwanda, Colombia, Russia, and more - this volume provides comparative and transnational analysis of the challenges that arise in the aftermath of civil war.

Download Defeating Impunity PDF

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ISBN 13: 1800732627
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Read and Download Ornella Rovetta book Defeating Impunity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDefeating Impunity. This book was released on 2021-11-12 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: Over the course of the long and violent twentieth century, only a minority of perpetrators of international crime perpetrators ever stood trial, and a central challenge of this era was the effort to ensure that not all these crimes remained unpunished. This required not only establishing a legal record but also courage, determination, and inventiveness in realizing justice. Defeating Impunity moves from the little-known trials of the 1920s to the Yugoslavia tribunal in the 2000s, from Belgium in 1914 to Ukraine in 1943, and to Stuttgart and Düsseldorf in 1975. It illustrates the extent to which the language of law drew an international horizon of justice.

Download The Cambridge History of Travel Writing PDF

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Read and Download Nandini Das book The Cambridge History of Travel Writing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge History of Travel Writing. This book was released on 2019-01-24 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Bringing together original contributions from scholars across the world, this volume traces the history of travel writing from antiquity to the Internet age. It examines travel texts of several national or linguistic traditions, introducing readers to the global contexts of the genre. From wilderness to the urban, from Nigeria to the polar regions, from mountains to rivers and the desert, this book explores some of the key places and physical features represented in travel writing. Chapters also consider the employment in travel writing of the diary, the letter, visual images, maps and poetry, as well as the relationship of travel writing to fiction, science, translation and tourism. Gender-based and ecocritical approaches are among those surveyed. Together, the thirty-seven chapters here underline the richness and complexity of this genre.

Download Keywords for Travel Writing Studies PDF

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ISBN 13: 1783089237
Total Pages : 376 pages
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Read and Download Charles Forsdick book Keywords for Travel Writing Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKeywords for Travel Writing Studies. This book was released on 2019-04-22 with total page 376 pages. Book excerpt: In its attention to the ‘keywords of travel’, Keywords for Travel Writing Studies’ takes into account the established status of studies in travel writing and the field’s significance for an audience beyond the academy. It responds to what might be described as the ‘mobility turn’ in the arts and humanities over the past two decades. Each entry in the volume is around 1,000 words, and the style is more essayistic than encyclopaedic, with contributors providing a reflection on their chosen keyword from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The emphasis on travelogues and other cultural representations of mobility drawn from a range of national and linguistic traditions ensures that the volume has a comparative dimension; the aim is to give an overview of each term in its historical and theoretical complexity, providing readers with a clear sense of how the selected words are essential to a critical understanding of travel writing. Each entry is complemented by an annotated bibliography of five essential items suggesting further reading.

Download British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913 PDF

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ISBN 13: 1317171934
Total Pages : 320 pages
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Read and Download Dean Pavlakis book British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBritish Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: The Congo Free State was under the personal rule of King Leopold II of the Belgians from 1885 to 1908. The accolades that attended its founding were soon contested by accusations of brutality, oppression, and murderous misrule, but the controversy, by itself, proved insufficient to prompt changes. Starting in 1896, concerned men and women used public opinion to influence government policy in Britain and the United States to create space for reforming forces in Belgium itself to pry the Congo from Leopold’s grasp and implement reforms. Examining key factors in the successes and failures of a pivotal movement that aided the colonized people of the Congo and broadened the idea of human rights, British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement provides a valuable update to scholarship on the history of humanitarianism in Africa. The Congo Reform movement built on the institutional experience of overseas humanitarianism, the energy of evangelical political involvement, and innovations in racial, imperial, and nationalist discourse to create political energy. Often portrayed as the efforts of a few key people, especially E.D. Morel, this book demonstrates that the movement increasingly manifested itself as an institutionalized and transnational campaign with support from key government officials that ultimately made a material difference to the lives of the people of the Congo.