Peasants and plantations in the Mulanje and Thyolo Districts of southern Malawi, 1891-1951

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dc.contributor.author Boeder, R. B.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-13T06:17:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-13T06:17:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/8427
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented 21st June, 1982 en_US
dc.description.abstract Although land and labour have been major themes in Malawi's colonial history, class formation and the development of the tea industry in the country's Southern Region have received very little attention. This paper is a first attempt to begin a discussion of these issues by focussing on the Lomwe people who immigrated into Malwi from Mozambique after 1890. Entering the country as refugees, most Lomwe had to accept servility under Yao and Mang'an j a headmen or as tenants on estates. As their numbers grew they formed their own villages on Crown Land and became a peasantry producing cotton and tobacco as cash crops and maize for sale to Lomwe migrants employed as seasonal labourers on the estates. The tea plantations themselves were inefficient and poorly managed, depending largely on the exploitation of their workers for profits. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Institute;ISS 29
dc.subject Malawi en_US
dc.title Peasants and plantations in the Mulanje and Thyolo Districts of southern Malawi, 1891-1951 en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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