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

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

by H. Tijani

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Overview

Union Education in Nigeria: Labor, Empire, and Decolonization since 1945 by H. Tijani

This book aims to fill some of the gaps in historical narrative about labor unions, Nigerian leftists, and decolonization during the twentieth century. It emphasizes the significance of labor union education in British decolonization, labor unionism, and British efforts at modernizing the human resources of Nigeria.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137003584
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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 Journal of Nigerian Studies.

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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