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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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Paternity and the Mother Country

Paternity and the Mother Country

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(p.124) 5 Paternity and the Mother Country
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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/9780198208198.003.0006

This chapter deals with the question of the legal status of mÉtis. It analyses the different debates which evaluate the wisdom of allowing mÉtis to seek confirmation of their ‘Frenchness’ through paternity suits or by facilitating their accession to French citizenship.

Keywords:   paternity, legal status, mÉtis, Frenchness, French citizenship

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