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A Modern History of Tanganyika : African Studies Series - John Iliffe

A Modern History of Tanganyika

African Studies Series

Paperback Published: 9th July 1979
ISBN: 9780521296113
Number Of Pages: 636

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This is the first comprehensive and fully documented history of modern Tanganyika (mainland Tanzania). After introductory chapters on the nineteenth century, Dr Iliffe concentrates on the colonial period, and especially on economic, social and intellectual change among Africans as the core of their colonial experience and the basis of their political behaviour. Particularl attention is paid to the consequences for small-scale societies of their incorporation into the international order; the impact of capitlaism and the emergence of capitalist relationships and attitudes; African attempts to defend or reform indigenous institutions and to organise movements of protest or revolt against European control; the successive formation and dissolution of a specifically colonial society; and the effects of economic change on Tanganyika's ecology in modern times. The book brings together the research which scholars of many nationalities have carried out in Tanzania over the last twenty years, and attempts to synthesise their findings with the evidence available from African and European records in Tanzania, Britain and Germany.

List of maps and tablesp. x
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Terminologyp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xiv
Intentionsp. 1
Tanganyika in 1800p. 6
Nature and menp. 6
Production, exchange, and social organisationp. 13
Political organisationp. 21
The problem of evilp. 26
Music and dancep. 33
The larger worldp. 35
The nineteenth centuryp. 40
The growth of long-distance tradep. 40
The politics of survivalp. 52
The restructuring of indigenous economiesp. 67
Innovation and resistance in culture and religionp. 77
The German conquestp. 88
German invasion and coastal resistancep. 88
The struggle for the caravan routesp. 98
Mkwawa and Hehe resistancep. 107
The consolidation of German rulep. 116
Colonial economy and ecological crisis, 1890-1914p. 123
Disaster and survival in the 1890sp. 124
Railways and the colonial economyp. 135
The struggle for labourp. 151
The ecological catastrophep. 163
The Maji Maji rebellion, 1905-7p. 168
Outbreakp. 168
Expansionp. 181
Repressionp. 193
Aftermathp. 199
Religious and cultural change before 1914p. 203
Indigenous religionsp. 203
Islamp. 208
Christianityp. 216
Dancep. 237
Fortunes of warp. 240
The campaign and its outcomep. 240
Survival and opportunityp. 248
The British regime and its beneficiariesp. 261
The Great War for Civilisationp. 269
The origins of rural capitalismp. 273
The emergence of peasant societiesp. 274
Cash crops and social changep. 286
European enterprise and African labourp. 301
Regional differentiation and food productionp. 311
The creation of tribesp. 318
The adoption of indirect rulep. 318
The implementation of indirect rulep. 325
The ideology of indirect rulep. 334
The crisis of colonial society, 1929-45p. 342
The loss of creative energyp. 342
Diminishing returnsp. 347
A fading visionp. 356
The spiral of repressionp. 370
Responsibility for the futurep. 376
Townsmen and workersp. 381
Urban diversity and social categoriesp. 381
Dar es Salaamp. 384
The labour movementp. 395
The African Association, 1929-48p. 405
The association in Dar es Salaam, 1929-39p. 406
The association in the provinces, 1929-39p. 412
Popular organisation and pan-Africanism, 1939-45p. 418
Territorial consciousness and organisational collapse, 1945-8p. 426
The new colonialismp. 436
Policy and planningp. 437
Development and deprivation in African rural societiesp. 453
Nation-buildingp. 475
The new politics, 1945-55p. 485
Tribal aggregationp. 487
Popular politics in the north-eastp. 490
The politicisation of the Lake Provincep. 503
Julius Nyerere and the formation of TANUp. 507
The first phase of nationalist growthp. 513
The nationalist victory, 1955-61p. 521
The United Tanganyika Partyp. 521
The social composition of TANU, 1955-8p. 523
Labour, trade, religion, and nationalismp. 537
The breakthrough, 1958-9p. 552
Between past and future, 1959-61p. 567
Bibliographyp. 577
Indexp. 595
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ISBN: 9780521296113
ISBN-10: 0521296110
Series: African Studies Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 636
Published: 9th July 1979
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.05 x 16.51  x 4.09
Weight (kg): 0.94