A Working Class in the Making: Belgian Colonial Labor Policy, Private Enterprise, and the African Mineworker, 1907-1951 (Hardcover)

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A Working Class in the Making: Belgian Colonial Labor Policy, Private Enterprise, and the African Mineworker, 1907-1951 (Hardcover)

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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 between the company and the African workers from 1907 through 1951.
John Higginson is Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780299120702
ISBN-10: 0299120708
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 1990
Pages: 328
Language: English