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Emily Lynn Osborn

Emily Lynn Osborn is an associate professor of history at University of Chicago.

Listed in: Colonialism and Decolonization · African Studies · Social History · Western Africa · Women’s Studies · Women’s History · African History

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Our New Husbands Are Here
Households, Gender, and Politics in a West African State from the Slave Trade to Colonial Rule
By Emily Lynn Osborn

In Our New Husbands Are Here, Emily Lynn Osborn investigates a central puzzle of power and politics in West African history: Why do women figure frequently in the political narratives of the precolonial period, and then vanish altogether with colonization? Osborn addresses this question by exploring the relationship of the household to the state.

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