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The African Labourer

ISBN 9781138597303
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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