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Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Alexander Keese

European colonialism in sub-Saharan Africa relied (at least before the end of the Second World War) upon mechanisms of labour exploitation through forced labour. The Portuguese colonial empire was a notorious part of these experiences. African colonial subjects were by no means passive victims of these practices: especially, running away from labour obligations was very common, and sometimes whole groups and villages were fleeing into remote regions or beyond colonial borders. This was a mighty form of response (or resistance), but it also presented many problems: flight destabilised rural societies, and those who stayed were at risk to suffer punishment. Moreover, little has been said on what runaways and refugees encountered in their new environments.
Time
Monday, 28.11.2022 16:15 - 18:00
Event type
Lecture
Topic
Running away from forced labour: perspectives from Angola and West Central Africa, 1918-1961
Target groups

Public

Students

Researchers

Press and media

Languages
English
Location
Online via Zoom or Niebuhrstraße 5
Room
Conference room (0.018)
Reservation
No
Organizer
BCDSS
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