The Resource African workers and colonial racism : Mozambican strategies and struggles in Lourenc̜o Marques, 1877-1962, Jeanne Marie Penvenne

African workers and colonial racism : Mozambican strategies and struggles in Lourenc̜o Marques, 1877-1962, Jeanne Marie Penvenne

Label
African workers and colonial racism : Mozambican strategies and struggles in Lourenc̜o Marques, 1877-1962
Title
African workers and colonial racism
Title remainder
Mozambican strategies and struggles in Lourenc̜o Marques, 1877-1962
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne Marie Penvenne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This path-breaking history of the African working class in Lourenco Marques proceeds from the assumption that Mozambican labor history was not fundamentally about skills, wages, or productivity - it was about racism, human dignity, and contested masculinity. While white officials proclaimed their intent to protect the innocent "natives" and assimilate the African elite into Portuguese society as full citizens, African workers in Mozambique believed the Portuguese were there to "drink our blood" and "steal our wages." Concerted attempts by Africans to improve their lives through hard work were frustrated time and again by white employers determined to keep them in their place. The author argues persuasively that the imperatives of race and racism outweighed considerations of class in shaping the relations between colonizer and colonized. Brutal forced-labor policies made it difficult for rural Africans to survive despite their continued access to agricultural land and family labor. Thus the majority of African men living in southern Mozambique spent their adult lives in wage labor, whether they worked in the South African mines or took low-paying jobs in and around the port city of Lourenco Marques. This lively and balanced analysis brings the voices of African workers to the foreground and contrasts their historical vision with that found in letters, newspapers, and confidential Portuguese documents. By detailing the individual experiences of gang laborers, stevedores, domestic servants, and petty clerks, the author focuses our attention on the human dimensions of colonial racism
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DLC
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Penvenne, Jeanne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8798.Z8
LC item number
M325 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Labor
  • Working class
  • Labor disputes
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Portuguese
  • Colonial influence
  • Labor
  • Labor disputes
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Portuguese
  • Race relations
  • Working class
  • Arbeiders
  • Rassendiscriminatie
  • Conditions de travail
  • Travailleurs
  • Droit du travail
  • Classe ouvrière
  • Portugais
  • Travail
  • Mouvement ouvrier
  • Arbeit
  • Rassenbeziehung
  • Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Mozambique
  • Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Schwarze
  • Portugiesen
  • Maputo
Label
African workers and colonial racism : Mozambican strategies and struggles in Lourenc̜o Marques, 1877-1962, Jeanne Marie Penvenne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781868142682
Isbn Type
(Witwatersrand: pbk)
Lccn
94010574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30154311
  • (OCoLC)ocm30154311
Label
African workers and colonial racism : Mozambican strategies and struggles in Lourenc̜o Marques, 1877-1962, Jeanne Marie Penvenne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781868142682
Isbn Type
(Witwatersrand: pbk)
Lccn
94010574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30154311
  • (OCoLC)ocm30154311

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