By Tcho Mbaimba Caulker
Tracing the improvement of British colonial management in West Africa over the process the lengthy eighteenth century, Caulker illuminates the solidification of the management because it is going via a studying technique of strength. This ebook analyzes the records and treaties that the indigenous peoples of eighteen-century Sierra Leone made with their destiny British colonizers, and compares them with the writings of Adam Smith to discover a colonial philosophy linking ecu fiscal good fortune with the method of civilizing Africa via ethical schooling. A dialogue of different archival fabrics demonstrates the ways in which an rising anthropological technological know-how and pseudo-scientific technique contributed to colonial ventures and exploration. The booklet concludes with an research of the postcolonial novel The final Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar, demonstrating that the learn of this lengthy eighteenth-century archive has as a lot to do with the current postcolonial period because it does with the interval of African colonization.
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