This book is an enquiry into early European colonial expansion in Central Africa especially in upper Zaire (Congo) and Ubangi rivers. It explores the extent to which French and Belgian colonial enterprise were dependent on the African labor and their penetration into Zaire basin.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- The Ideology of Work and Colonization -- Starting with West Africans -- Occupying with Soldier-Workers: The Belgian Militia -- Creating a "Tribe" of Workers: The Bangala -- Indenturing Slaves -- Workers in Porterage -- Workers on the Rivers -- Protestant Missions -- Belgian Missions -- French Missions -- Not Excluding Women -- Conclusions -- Sample Treaty
William J. Samarin