xii, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Social history of Africa. 1099-8098.
Formatted Contents Note
"Disputes without significance" : African social history and colonial courts at a time of social transformation The foundations of the French colonial legal system in West Africa, 1673-1903 Customs and legal authority in the native courts The courts, the end of slavery, and the landscapes of power Women seeking divorce, men seeking control Bridewealth as contract Conflicts over property Disputing inheritance.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -302) and index.