Introduction - currency and exchange rates. Part 1 The early years, 1895-1901: slavery and its abolition; porters; the construction of the Uganda railway; other labour. Part 2 The establishment of the labour system, 1902-1914: master, servant and government; Sadler, Hollis and Churchill, 1903-8; Girouard and Belfield, 1908-12; the 1912-13 native labour commission; conclusion. Part 3 The First World War, 1914-1918: military labour; labour within the protectorate. Part 4 Crisis and consequences, 1918-1930: Northey, Coryndon and Grigg; the resident labour system; registration -the "Kipande" system; compulsory labour; currency, coinage, wage reduction and taxation; conclusion. Part 5 Depression and unrest, 1930-1939: the white farmers; the business community; the civil servants. Part 6 Confrontation in Nairobi and Mombasa, 1937-1939: Makhan Singh, conditions in Nairobi and the labour trade union of East Africa; conditions in Mombasa; the 1939 Mombasa general strike. Part 7 The Second World War, 1939-1945: war service and experience; conscription for agricultural production. Part 8 Workers Federation - Mombasa 1940-1950: poverty and unrest, 1940-6; the 1947 Mombasa general strike. Part 9 Brave new world, 1945-1952: welfare colonialism; wages, productivity and trade unions; the 1950 Nairobi general strike. Part 10 The squatters' revolt: political developments; rural developments. Part 11 The age of Tom Mboya: government policy and the labour department, 1950-6; a new leader; industrial relations in the port of Mombasa, 1950-60; the development of policy, 1956-63; the flowering of the trade unions; the triumph of Mboya; conclusion.