control in colonial Tanzania involved state transfer of massive
tracts of land and the forcible relocation of Africans into what
were supposed to be carefully planned and controlled settlements.
officials judged Africans as incapable of effectively controlling
nature, and linked disease to economic, moral and social disorder,"
said Hoppe. "While the methods and rhetoric of colonial science
gave colonial actions the power of objective altruism, in practice,
sleeping sickness control was ad hoc, dependent on African participation,
shaped by African resistance, and in some ways, very imaginary."
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