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The Sacrificed GenerationYouth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar$
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Lesley Sharp

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520229501

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520229501.001.0001

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Laboring for the Colony

Laboring for the Colony

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(p.195) Chapter 6 Laboring for the Colony
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The Sacrificed Generation
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Lesley A. Sharp

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520229501.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the exploitative colonial practices experienced by young Malagasy men. It takes a look at the demands of colonial service and introduces the Service de la Main d'Oeuvre des Travaux d'Interet General (SMOTIG), which is considered as the most horrible form of colonial enslavement. This chapter also discusses the legacy of colonial labor policies, which has been considered as a troubling obstacle for the presidents of Madagascar.

Keywords:   exploitative colonial practices, demands, SMOTIG, colonial service, colonial enslavement, colonial labor policies

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