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Faith in EmpireReligion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940$
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Elizabeth A. Foster

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804783804

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.001.0001

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An Ambiguous Monument

An Ambiguous Monument

DAKAR’S COLONIAL CATHEDRAL OF THE SOUVENIR AFRICAIN

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(p.117) 5 An Ambiguous Monument
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Faith in Empire
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Elizabeth A. Foster

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0006

Chapter 5 examines the conception, construction, and consecration of Dakar’s cathedral of the Souvenir Africain between 1910 and 1936. Catholic missionaries billed the project as a patriotic monument to the French who had died colonizing Africa and, after the First World War, to the French and African troops

Keywords:   Dakar, Missionaries, Souvenir Africain, Cathedral, Colonial administration, Catholicism, Islam, Civilizing mission, Patriotism, metropole

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