A working class in the making : Belgian colonial labor policy, private enterprise, and the African mineworker, 1907-1951

@inproceedings{Higginson1990AWC,
  title={A working class in the making : Belgian colonial labor policy, private enterprise, and the African mineworker, 1907-1951},
  author={J. Vincent Higginson},
  year={1990}
}
For colonial administrators and the Belgian banks, the Belgian Congo was an immensely rich source of raw materials; diamonds, gold, manganese, oils, nuts, tobacco, peanuts, etc. One of the major forms of exploitation of the Congo was the effort to set up mining companies and to force Africans to work in the mines to extract these resources. Focusing on the most powerful of these mining companies the Union Miniere du Haut-Katange, John Higginson provides a detailed history of the relationship… CONTINUE READING

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