A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930
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A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930

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ISBN-13:
9780804729994
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.1997
Seiten:
446
Autor:
Alice L. Conklin
Gewicht:
726 g
Format:
238x162x30 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This book addresses a central but often ignored question in the history of modern France and modern colonialism: How did the Third Republic, highly regarded for its professed democratic values, allow itself to be seduced by the insidious and persistent appeal of a "civilizing" ideology with distinct racist overtones?