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Vient de paraître : Jeremy Ball, Angola’s Colossal Lie. Forced Labor on a Sugar Plantation, 1913-1977, Brill, 2015

lundi 26 octobre 2015, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret

  • Collection African History (n° 4), 2015, XVI-200 p. ISBN : 9789004301740 Prix : 49 € (existe aussi en version électronique)

Présentation éditeur :

« Angola’s Colossal Lie. Forced Labor on a Sugar Plantation, 1913-1977 is the first in-depth study of forced labor on a Portuguese-owned sugar plantation in colonial Angola. A prominent Portuguese civil servant dubbed the labor system in Angola a “colossal lie” because the reality so contradicted the law. Using extensive oral history interviews with former forced laborers, Jeremy Ball explains how Angolans experienced forced labor. Ball also interviews former Portuguese administrators to provide multiple perspectives about the transition to independence and the nationalization of the plantation. »

Table des matières

Introduction

1 Sugarcane, Aguardente, Forced Labor, and the Founding of Cassequel Sugar Plantation, 1899–1920
2 Cassequel and the Estado Novo, 1921 to World War II
3 “I Escaped in a Coffin” : Remembering Angolan Forced Labor from World War ii to 1960
4 African Nationalism, War, and Labor Reform, 1961–1973
5 Independence and the Nationalization of Cassequel, 1974–1977

Jeremy Ball, Ph.D. (2003), University of California, Los Angeles, is Associate Professor of History at Dickinson College. He has published articles on labor and business history, the missionary encounter, and the ecological history of Angola.

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