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Monographs in International Studies #69: A Most Promising Weed: A History of Tobacco Farming and Labor in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1890-1945

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A Most Promising Weed examines the work experience, living conditions, and social relations of thousands of African men, women, and children on European-owned tobacco farms in colonial Zimbabwe from 1890 to 1945. Steven C. Rubert provides evidence that Africans were not passive in their responses to the penetration of European capitalism into Zimbabwe but, on the contrary, helped to shape both the work and living conditions they encountered as they entered wage employment.

Beginning with a brief history of tobacco growing in Zimbabwe, this study focuses on the organization of workers' compounds and on the paid and unpaid labor performed by both women and children on those farms.

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Thousands of people worked on European-owned tobacco farms in colonial Zimbabwe from 1890 to 1945. This study of their lives provides a brief history of tobacco growing in Zimbabwe, then examines the capitalization and physical layout of tobacco farms, the labor process on those farms, and the daily and seasonal forms of discipline farmers used to control workers. Focuses on the organizations of workers' compounds, social relationships, and the paid and unpaid labor of women and children. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-244) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896802032
Author:
Rubert, Steven C.
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Location:
Athens :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Tobacco industry
Subject:
Tobacco industry -- Zimbabwe -- History.
Subject:
Tobacco workers
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Tobacco workers -- Zimbabwe -- History.
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Ohio RIS Africa Series
Series Volume:
69
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
271
Dimensions:
8.48x5.54x.56 in. .70 lbs.

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