Union Education in Nigeria: Labor, Empire, and Decolonization since 1945

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Globally, the role of the workers is gaining ground among scholars. Yet, specific national or regional studies have yet to be fully undertaken. This book will present a new perspective on the process of decolonization, emphasizing the divergence between leftists' unionism, leftists' union education, and the perspectives of colonial and postcolonial governments. The international dimensions of this divergence are analyzed within the context of the Cold War and the significance of the AFL-CIO, the British TUC, and ...

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Overview

Globally, the role of the workers is gaining ground among scholars. Yet, specific national or regional studies have yet to be fully undertaken. This book will present a new perspective on the process of decolonization, emphasizing the divergence between leftists' unionism, leftists' union education, and the perspectives of colonial and postcolonial governments. The international dimensions of this divergence are analyzed within the context of the Cold War and the significance of the AFL-CIO, the British TUC, and the ILO in assisting in the development of union education.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781137003584
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani is a professor and the founding Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Education at Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. He was formerly a professor of African history at Baylor University. He is the general secretary of Nigeria Studies Association and serves as the book review editor of Jourbanal of Nigerian Studies.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

List of Abbreviations xv

Timeline of Nigerian Labor History xvii

1 Before the Wind of Change: The Orientation of Labor Unions in Africa 1

2 Leftist Intelligentsia, Labor Union Education, and Decolonization 19

3 Decolonization: Understanding the Conventional Narratives 31

4 The Colonial State and Organized Labor 43

5 Labor Union Education before 1960 53

6 Champions of the Working Class: Samuel Ikoku and Other Noble Men 73

7 On the Eve of Independence: The Nigerian Union of Seamen Dispute, 1959 85

8 Labor Union Education since 1960 99

Appendix A The Industrial Fund, 1971 123

Appendix B NLC Labour/Education Policy Document, 2000 137

Notes 143

Bibliography 163

Index 173

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