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Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present
1. Introduction: From colonies to third world 2. Workers, peasants, and the crisis of colonialism 3. Citizenship, self-government, and development: the possibilities of the post-war moment 4. Ending
Decolonization and African Society. The Labor Question in French and British Africa
1. Introduction Part I. The Dangers of Expansion and the Dilemmas of Reform: 2. The labor question unposed 3. Reforming imperialism, 1935-40 4. Forced labor, strike movements, and the idea of
What is the Concept of Globalization Good for? An African Historian's Perspective
African history reveals the inadequacy of the concept of globalization. In contrasting a present of flows with a past of structures, it misreads the ways in which a 400-year-long process defined both
On the African Waterfront: Urban Disorder and the Transformation of Work in Colonial Mombasa
grievances were in many respects reflections of their enforced marginality and dependence. These were not and are not the kinds of foundations upon which strong labour organization is usually built
POSSIBILITY AND CONSTRAINT: AFRICAN INDEPENDENCE IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE*
  • F. Cooper
  • Sociology
    The Journal of African History
  • 1 July 2008
ABSTRACT On the fiftieth anniversary of an ambiguous event – the referendum giving French Africans the choice of immediate independence or a new status within a ‘French Community’ – this article
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