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Author Ray, Carina E., author
Title Crossing the color line : race, sex, and the contested politics of colonialism in Ghana / Carina E. Ray
Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2015]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DT510.4 R263 2015    AVAILABLE    30530001286517
Descript xviii, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series New African histories
New African histories series
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-321) and index
Introduction. The stakes of studying sex across the color line in colonial Ghana -- Part One. The Gold Coast -- From indispensable to "undesirable": African women, European men, and the transformation of Afro-European power relations on the Gold Coast -- "Undesirable relations": "native" women, European government officers, and administrative racial classification -- "A new whim of a most unpopular governor": embedded officers and the local politics of concubinage cases -- The Crewe circular: the life and death of a policy on interracial concubinage -- "A manifestation of madness": the Gold Coast's interracial marriage "epidemic" -- Part Two. Metropole and colony -- "The white wife problem": intermarriage and the politics of repatriation to interwar West Africa -- "White peril"/Black power: interracial sex and the beginning of the end of empire -- Wasu, white women, and African independence -- Conclusion. Sexuality's staying power
Subject Miscegenation -- Ghana -- History -- 20th century
Miscegenation -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Race relations -- 20th century
Ghana -- Colonial influence -- 20th century
Ghana -- Social conditions -- 20th century
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