A History of Prison and Confinement in Africa

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Heinemann Educational Books, Jun 17, 2003 - Social Science - 287 pages
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Over the last 30 years, a substantial literature on the history of American and European prisons has developed. This collection is among the first in English to construct a history of prisons in Africa. Topics include precolonial punishments, living conditions in prisons and mining camps, ethnic mapping, contemporary refugee camps, and the political use of prison from the era of the slave trade to the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

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Contents

Confinement in Angolas Past
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Captivity and Incarceration in NineteenthCentury West Africa
69
Penal Policy and Practice in British
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FLORENCE BERNAULT is Professor of African History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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