Large-scale comparative study of African labor and colonial policy.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; Part I. The Dangers of Expansion and the Dilemmas of Reform: 2. The labor question unposed; 3. Reforming imperialism, 1935–40; 4. Forced labor, strike movements, and the idea of development, 1940–45; Part II. Imperial Fantasies and Colonial Crises: 5. Imperial plans; 6. Crises; Part III. The Imagining of a Working Class: 7. The systematic approach: the French code du Travail; 8. Family wages and industrial relations in British Africa; 9. Internationalists, intellectuals, and the labor question; Part IV. Devolving Power and Abdicating Responsibility: 10. The burden of declining empire; 11. Delinking colony and metropole: French Africa in the 1950s; Conclusion: 12. The wages of modernity and the price of sovereignty.
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