Chapter

Our Grandfathers Went to War

Lesley A. Sharp

in The Sacrificed Generation

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2002 | ISBN: 9780520229501
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935884 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520229501.003.0006
Our Grandfathers Went to War

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This chapter examines the themes of labor, conquest, and enslavement. It focuses on past events that are identified by Ambanja's youth as relevant to understanding the effects of the colonial legacy. It also studies the brutality of wartime conscription during World War I, and analyzes the quality of domestic corvée labor during peacetime as another form of enslavement.

Keywords: labor; conquest; enslavement; colonial legacy; wartime conscription; domestic corvée labor

Chapter.  8710 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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