Zanzibar stands at the center of the Indian Ocean system's involvement in the history of Eastern Africa. This book follows on from the period covered in Abdul Sheriff's acclaimed Slaves, Spices and Ivory in Zanzibar. The first part of the book shows the transition of Zanzibar from the commercial economy of the nineteenth century to the colonial economy of the twentieth century. The authors begin with the abolition of the slave trade in 1873 that started the process of transformation. They show the transition from slavery to colonial free labor, the creation of the capitalist economy, and the resulting social contradictions. They take the history up to formal independence in 1963 with a postscript on the 1964 insurrection. In the second part the authors analyze social classes. The landlords and the merchants were dominant in the commercial empire of the nineteenth century and had difficulties in adjusting to the colonial condition. At the same time the development of capitalist farmers and a fully proletarianized working class was hindered. The conservative administration could not resolve the contradictions of colonial capitalism, and the formation of a united nationalist movement was hampered. This period culminated in the insurrection of 1964, but the revolution could not be consummated without mature revolutionary classes.
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Descrizione libro University of Chicago press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0821409956
Descrizione libro Ohio University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0821409956
Descrizione libro Ohio University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0821409956
Descrizione libro Ohio University Press 1991-07-01, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. 0821409956. Codice libro della libreria 633532
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808214099541.0