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Colonial Seeds in African Soil: A Critical History of Forest Conservation in Sierra Leone

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Volume 18

Environment in History: International Perspectives

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Colonial Seeds in African Soil

A Critical History of Forest Conservation in Sierra Leone

Paul Munro

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224 pages, 14 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-625-8 25% OFF! $120.00/£85.00 $90.00/£63.75 Hb Not Yet Published (February 2020)

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Colonial Seeds in African Soil is full of striking insights, including an interesting study of liberal-economic reform and environmental change that arises from discussion of a decentralized system of forest resource exploitation.” • Gregory H. Maddox, Texas Southern University

Description

“Empire forestry”—the broadly shared forest management practice that emerged in the West in the nineteenth century—may have originated in Europe, but it would eventually reshape the landscapes of colonies around the world. Melding the approaches of environmental history and political ecology, Colonial Roots in African Soil unravels the complex ways this dynamic played out in twentieth-century colonial Sierra Leone. While giving careful attention to topics such as forest reservation and exploitation, the volume moves beyond conservation practices and discourses, attending to the overlapping social, economic, and political contexts that have shaped approaches to forest management over time.

Paul Munro is a Scientia Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Environment and Society Group, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Subject: Environmental Studies Colonialism 20th Century History
Area: Africa



Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. Sierra Leone: Colonial Seeds enter the African Soil
Chapter 2. Reservationism
Chapter 3. Plantations
Chapter 4. Exploitation
Chapter 5. Wildlife Conservation

Epilogue

Index

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