250 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1933, this book is a comparative study of the labour market in the early part of the twentieth century in different parts of Africa. It focusses particularly on the impact of Western influence, both on an industrial and sociological level, in the period after the First World War. The book takes as its area central and southern parts of Africa, as well as the West Coast.

    Part 1 1. Intoductory

    2. Primitive African Society

    3 and 4. Foreign Influences

    5. The Fall of Slavery

    6. The Incentive to Wage-Earning

    7. Forced Labour

    8. Alternatives to Wage-Earning

    9. Methods of Recruiting

    10. Conditions of Recruiting

    11. The Contract

    12. The Value of the Contract

    13. The Identification of the Worker

    14. Penal Sanctions

    15. The Workman and the Law

    16. Living Conditions and Their Effect

    17. Moral Effects of Wage-Earning

    18. Women and Child Workers

    19. The Wage-Earner and the Land

    20. Labour and International Relations

    21. Some Aspects of Investigation

    Part 2. Summary of Legislation. List of African Countries Dealt with in the following summary of legislation. The Belgian Congo. British Colonies, Protectorates and Mandated Territories. French Colonies. Italian Somaliland and Eritrea. Liberia. Portuguese Colonies. Spanish Colonies.

    Part 3: International Draft Conventions


    G. St. J Orde-Browne