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Navigating the Fourth Republic

West African University Students between Metropolitan France and Dakar

Harry Gamble

AOF bore the full cost of operating the IHED, the latter's physical infrastructure was financed with help from the French colonial development fund known as the FIDES. Although higher education had only begun to take shape in Dakar, we can already

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Alan Crookham, Nina Finigan, Elizabeth Plumridge, and Michelle Horwood

as donors and as visitors, seeing themselves “as partners in colonial development and not merely as victims of it” (76). Gareth Knapman’s study of Sir Frederick McCoy, in the National Museum of Victoria in Melbourne, explores the tension between

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Ruin of Empire

The Uganda Railway and Memory Work in Kenya

Norman Aselmeyer

beneficial to colonial development, the “immiserationist” school conceives of them exclusively as tools of oppression. 9 Colonial railways have become, as Nitin Sinha has persuasively argued, a “whipping boy of reductionist arguments.” 10 Hardly ever

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Madeline Woker, Caroline Ford, and Jonathan Gosnell

being by carefully managed forms of interaction among ethnolinguistic groups” (226). Legg draws comparisons with colonial developments on other continents to elucidate the notion of a new society, and thus “America” is a frequent reference. “The United

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Agricultural Fire or Arson?

Rural Denizens, Forest Administration, and the Colonial Situation in Algeria (1850–1900)

Antonin Plarier

France. This speech nevertheless mirrors a development in Algeria, in which forests played a key role in terms of colonial development. In a narrative representative of the forestry expectations expressed by the colonial administration, Captain Léo

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Think Global, Fight Local

Recontextualizing the French Army in Algeria, 1954–1962

Terrence G. Peterson

Albert Sarraut had viewed colonial development as a defense against external subversion since the 1920s, and French intelligence services had been fixated on preventing a Communist or pan-Arabist insurrection launched from abroad nearly just as long. 39