Published in the year 1974, Government and Labour in Kenya is a valuable contribution to the field of History.
Table of Contents
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.