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The Resource Native estates : records of mobility across colonial boundaries, Ellen Ndeshi Namhila

Native estates : records of mobility across colonial boundaries, Ellen Ndeshi Namhila

Label
Native estates : records of mobility across colonial boundaries
Title
Native estates
Title remainder
records of mobility across colonial boundaries
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Ndeshi Namhila
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In many instances, the colonial state has left a strong imprint on the postcolonial archive. In the National Archives of Namibia (NAN), for instance, it is difficult to locate pre-independence person-related records of the black majority, while the same type of records of their light-skinned compatriots are easily accessible. This lecture discusses a substantial corpus of about 11 000 so-called "Native Estates" files which previously were not accessible through the existing finding aids. What is the research potential of these formerly neglected and untouched records in particular regarding the social history of contract labour in Namibia and of African migrants on a wider scale? Furthermore, a substantial amount of estate files of migrants from other African countries were discovered -- a feature of Namibian history that has rarely been researched. The sometimes very detailed files reveal information on the migrants' origin, their integration in Namibian society and expatriate networks in the country. They also reveal that not only Angolans and West Africans but also a substantial number of migrants from other Southern African colonies found employment opportunities in Namibia during the colonial era. The "Native Estate" records thus have an important research potential with regard to the entire Southern African region, which was heavily reliant on migrant labour both on the demand and on the supply side
Member of
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Namhila, Ellen Ndeshi
Dewey number
304.8096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
KSY780
LC item number
.N366 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Carl Schlettwein lecture
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Archives (Namibia)
  • Probate records
  • Africa
  • National Archives (Namibia)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Probate records
  • Africa
  • Namibia
Label
Native estates : records of mobility across colonial boundaries, Ellen Ndeshi Namhila
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 42)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title page; Copyright page; FOREWORD; NATIVE ESTATES: RECORDS OF MOBILITY ACROSS COLONIAL BOUNDARIES; LEGAL BACKGROUND; IDENTIFIED ESTATES; SURVIVAL, FORGETTING, AND REMEMBERING; AN UNDECIDABLE RESERVE; THE "EXTRA-TERRITORIALS"; OUTLOOK; ENDNOTES; CARL SCHLETTWEIN LECTURES; Back cover
Control code
982474575
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (44 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783905758917
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1005364
  • 22573/ctvh91w97
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982474575
Label
Native estates : records of mobility across colonial boundaries, Ellen Ndeshi Namhila
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 42)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title page; Copyright page; FOREWORD; NATIVE ESTATES: RECORDS OF MOBILITY ACROSS COLONIAL BOUNDARIES; LEGAL BACKGROUND; IDENTIFIED ESTATES; SURVIVAL, FORGETTING, AND REMEMBERING; AN UNDECIDABLE RESERVE; THE "EXTRA-TERRITORIALS"; OUTLOOK; ENDNOTES; CARL SCHLETTWEIN LECTURES; Back cover
Control code
982474575
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (44 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783905758917
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1005364
  • 22573/ctvh91w97
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982474575

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