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Children of the French EmpireMiscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960$
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Owen White

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208198

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.001.0001

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Abandonment and Intervention

Abandonment and Intervention

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(p.33) 2 Abandonment and Intervention
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Children of the French Empire
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OWEN WHITE

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0003

This chapter examines the thinking which led to the creation of special homes for mÉtis children deemed to have been abandoned by their parents, set up first by missionaries, and by the colonial administration itself. It discusses the factors which figured the actions and attitudes of French men, showing how these actions and attitudes help us to know the lives of the mixed-race population of French West Africa.

Keywords:   abandonment, intervention, mÉtis, special homes, orphanages, mixed race, French West Africa

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