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Author Rich, Jeremy (Jeremy McMaster)

Title A workman is worthy of his meat : food and colonialism in the Gabon Estuary / Jeremy Rich.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 220 pages) : map.
Series France overseas
France overseas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-212) and index.
Contents Map of Gabon Estuary -- The Gabon Estuary and the Atlantic world, 1840-1960 -- Eating in an African Atlantic town, 1840-1885 -- Newcomers, food supply, and the colonial state, 1840-1914 -- Famine in the Gabon Estuary, 1914-1930 -- Town life and imported food, 1840-1960 -- Food supply in Libreville, 1930-1960 -- European culinary practices in colonial Libreville -- Conclusion -- Appendix: table of Libreville population, 1863-1960 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary In Libreville, the capital of the African nation of Gabon, the colonial past has evolved into a present indelibly marked by colonial rule and ongoing French influence. This is especially evident in areas as essential to life as food. In this complex, hybrid culinary culture of Libreville, croissants are as readily available as plantains.
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Subject Food supply -- Gabon -- Libreville.
Food consumption -- Gabon -- Libreville.
Gabon -- Colonial influence.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1840-1960
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Rich, Jeremy (Jeremy McMaster). Workman is worthy of his meat. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007 9780803210912 0803210914 (DLC) 2006031466 (OCoLC)71812701
ISBN 9780803207417 (electronic bk.)
0803207417 (electronic bk.)
9780803206236 (electronic bk.)
0803206232 (electronic bk.)
9780803210912 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0803210914 (hardcover ; alk. paper)