1st Edition

Government and Labour in Kenya 1895-1963

ISBN 9781138975378
Published September 21, 2016 by Routledge
508 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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