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Drawing on research in anthropology, history and critical legal studies the contributors conceive of law as a human construct invoked by some at the expense of others in struggles over resources, power and authority. Studying law in colonial Africa illuminates who won and who lost in these struggles over resources and authority, and uncovers the role of customary law in this process. North America: Heinemann
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RICHARD ROBERTS is professor of history and director of African studies at Stanford University. He has published widely on the social and economic history of the Western Sudan, including Warriors, Merchants, and Slaves: The State and the Economy in the Middle Niger Valley, 1700-1914 (1987), and Two Worlds of Cotton: Colonialism and the Regional Economy of the French Soudan (forthcoming), and has co-edited two volumes on African colonial history: Law in Colonial Africa (1991) and The End of Slavery (1988).KRISTIN MANN is Associate Professor of African history at Emory University. She has published Marrying Well: marriage, Status, and Social Change among the Educated Elite in Colonial Laos, and numerous articles on African social history.Review:
...because of its centrality to colonialism, law provides an important window through which to view the colonial period and its cultural constructions. AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW C'est un livre a lire... REVUE FRANCAISE D'HISTOIRE D'OUTRE MER
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Book Description Heinemann, Portsmouth, N. H., 1991. Softcover, 8vo, 236 pages. 14 pages hi-lited, o/w a fine unmarked, uncreased copy. Seller Inventory # 042764