Colonial Administration In Senegal Analytical Essay by seun

Colonial Administration In Senegal
The paper examines the system of colonial administration adopted by the French in Senegal.
# 110425 | 2,800 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2008 in Ethnic Studies (Historical) , Ethnic Studies (Africa) , History (African)

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During the colonial period in Africa the French adopted a policy of assimilation in areas under their control whereby indigenous inhabitants of the area were encouraged to adopt French culture as their own and to integrate into French society. The author of this paper suggests that the French colonial administration in Senegal used colonialism as a form political subordination. In the paper, the writer analyzes colonialism as a form of political and cultural subordination in Colonial Senegal. The paper also discusses the outcomes of French colonial policy in Senegal.

French West Africa: Colonialism in Context
French Policy in Senegal: Colonialism as Political Subordination
The Colonial Administration and The struggle For Islamic Courts
Reactions and Strong Resistance by Originaires
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"Historians refer to the demise of the AOF as the Balkanization of French West Africa. These historical facts lead us to the question; did colonialism in Senegal foster political and cultural subordination? The French administrative policies in the region suggest that Colonialism fostered political and cultural subordination. It could be argued that the French assimilation policy towards the four Communes of the colony of Senegal was that of colonialism as a form of political subordination towards the Originaires."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Hargreaves, John D. "Assimilation in Eighteenth-Century Senegal." The Journal of African History, 6 (1965): 177-84.
  • Idowu, Oludare. "Assimilation in 19th Century Senegal." 1969. 17 Dec. 2008 <http://>.

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