10.12 - Sub-Sahara Africa (19th century to early 20th...

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Sub-Sahara Africa (19 th century to early 20 th century) o The issue of slavery: the French gov ambivalent attitude towards slavery Slaver was reestablished 1802 How did the rhetoric/ ideas/ language of the French revolution contribute to French imperialism Example: lamatine, a famous abolitionist – speech delivered in 1938 o Emancipation of slaves must be non-threatening and carefully regulated; transformed the language of liberty into one of conquest o In his early career, he had already endorsed western imperialism The influence of the revolutionary ideas on French imperialist policies The French emphasis on ‘assimilation’ through direct contol Substance of the concept: French civilization is the best(not exclusive); should be learned and taught o The language o Good for colonized o Also had total denial of French culture o Important for education Example: a story published in 1920s for children entitled “les trios volontes de Malic” about a little boy called Malic
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