Being Colonized The Kuba Experience in Rural Congo, 1880-1960
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What was it like to be colonized by foreigners? Highlighting a region in central Congo, in the center of sub-Saharan Africa,Being Colonizedplaces Africans at the heart of the story. In a richly textured history that will appeal to general readers and students as well as to scholars, the distinguished historian Jan Vansina offers not just accounts of colonial administrators, missionaries, and traders, but the varied voices of a colonized people. Vansina uncovers the history revealed in local news, customs, gossip, and even dreams, as related by African villagers through archival documents, material culture, and oral interviews. Vansinarsquo;s case study of the colonial experience is the…
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 3/18/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|A Note on Spelling and Pronunciation|
|Congo: Becoming a Colony|
|The Colonial Relationship|
|Company Rule and Its Consequences|
|Were the Kuba Nearly Wiped Out?|
|Fifty Years of Belgian Rule: An Overview|
|A Kingdom Preserved|
|Village Life: 1911-1950s|
|In Pursuit of Harmony|
|Visions for a Different Future|
|Toward a New World|
|Conclusion: the Experience of Being Colonized|