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On the African Waterfront: Urban Disorder and the Transformation of Work in Colonial Mombasa
     

On the African Waterfront: Urban Disorder and the Transformation of Work in Colonial Mombasa

by Frederick Cooper
 
A study of work in the European-African colonial relationship during the first half of the 20th century. Labor relations became increasingly tense during the 1940s due to a rising urban working class, and this book examines the transformation of the relations by focusing on African dockworkers.

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A study of work in the European-African colonial relationship during the first half of the 20th century. Labor relations became increasingly tense during the 1940s due to a rising urban working class, and this book examines the transformation of the relations by focusing on African dockworkers.

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The American Historical Review, Vol. 96, No. 1 (Feb., 1991) - Frederick Cooper
Frederick Cooper has, as he says, an obsession with the history of the East African coast. That obsession has already resulted in two splendid books on slavery and plantation agriculture. This book treats equally effectively the history of dock labor in Mombasa from the early 1930s to the 1950s.
Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue Canadienne des Études Africaines, Vol. 24, No. 1(1990) - Aidan Southall
Frederick Cooper deals excellently with the labor problems of the port from the 1890s to about 1960, stopping somewhat tantalizingly short of all the momentous changes which accompanied independence and after.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300036183
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1987
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

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