This book explores the issues of land, labor, and cultural nationalism of Kikuyu women; differences between women's actions and men's; and differences between loyalist and nationalist women from the beginning of the colonial period till the end of the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya.
1. Introduction 2. Women, Domestic Production, and Social Organization 3. Women and the Colonial Economy 4. Kiambu Women's Labor Protest, 1912–1960 5. Cultural Transformation: Women and the Missions 6. Kikuyu Women and Political Associations, 1920–1947 7. Kikuyu Women and the Mau Mau Rebellion 8. The Mau Mau Rebellion, Kikuyu Women, and Social Change 9. Conclusion