The ‘Civilising Mission’ of Portuguese Colonialism, 1870–1930

  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
      Pages 1-7
  3. The ‘Civilisation Guild’: Native Labour and Portuguese Colonialism

  4. Colonialism without Borders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
      Pages 109-133
    3. Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
      Pages 134-194
    4. Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
      Pages 195-198
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-269

About this book


This book provides an historical, critical analysis of the doctrine of 'civilising mission' in Portuguese colonialism in the crucial period from 1870 to 1930. Exploring international contexts and transnational connections, this 'civilising mission' is analysed and assessed by examining the employment and distribution of African manpower.


Colonialism imperialism colonial empires forced labour slavery civilising mission racism Portuguese empire Africa colonialism empire

Authors and affiliations

  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Social SciencesUniversity of LisbonPortugal

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