This work examines the struggle between the Meru and Arusha peoples and their German and British rulers over the issue of land and agricultural development on Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. It shows how the Meru and Arashi, faced with an iron ring of land alienated by European settlers successfully intensified their own irrigated agriculture to bring about what has been termed an indigenous agricultural revolution.
Tanzania: Mkuki na Nyota
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Thomas Spear is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of Kenya's Past: An
Introduction to Historical Methods in Africa (1981) and coeditor of Being Maasai: Ethnicity and Identity in East Africa (1993).