Navigating Colonial Orders: Norwegian Entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania

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Kirsten Alsaker Kjerland, Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
Berghahn Books, 1. 11. 2014 - Počet stran: 414

Norwegians in colonial Africa and Oceania had varying aspirations and adapted in different ways to changing social, political and geographical circumstances in foreign, colonial settings. They included Norwegian shipowners, captains, and diplomats; traders and whalers along the African coast and in Antarctica; large-scale plantation owners in Mozambique and Hawai’i; big business men in South Africa; jacks of all trades in the Solomon Islands; timber merchants on Zanzibar’ coffee farmers in Kenya; and King Leopold’s footmen in Congo. This collection reveals narratives of the colonial era that are often ignored or obscured by the national histories of former colonial powers. It charts the entrepreneurial routes chosen by various Norwegians and the places they ventured, while demonstrating the importance of recognizing the complicity of such “non-colonial colonials” for understanding the complexity of colonial history.

 

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Introduction Norwegians Navigating Colonial Orders in Africa and Oceania
1
Swedish and Norwegian Shipping to South Africa 18501914
38
Captain Haaves Voyages
54
Thesen Co Norwegian Migrants in the Cape Colony
79
The NorwayEast Africa Trading Company in Zanzibar 18951925
106
African Labourers in Modern Norwegian Whaling
127
Chapter 6 The Consular Affairs Issue and Colonialism
153
Chapter 7 Norwegian Shipping and Landfall in the South Sea in the Age of Sail
173
The History of a Norwegian Sugar Plantation in Hawaii
240
The Case of Christian Thams
267
Madal in Mozambique
291
Chapter 13 Norwegian Investors and Their Agents in Colonial Kenya
321
Chapter 14 Scandinavian Agents and Entrepreneurs in the Scramble for Ethnographica during Colonial Expansion in the Congo
339
History and the Idea of Globalization
368
Contributors
374
Index
378

Norwegians in the Terrible Solomons ca 18701930
187
The Legacy of Captain Reinert G Jonassen 18661915
219

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O autorovi (2014)

Kirsten Alsaker Kjerland is a historian with UiB Global at the University of Bergen. Beginning in 1999, she was part of a team of historians writing a history of Norwegian development aid, published in three volumes in 2003. She initiated the research project “In the Wake of Colonialism” and is the author of Nordmenn i det koloniale Kenya (Spartacus, 2010) and co-editor, with Knut Mikjel Rio, of Kolonitid: Nordmenn på eventyr og big business i Afrika og Stillehavet (Scandinavian Academic Press, 2009).

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