Zanzibar under Colonial Rule

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Illustrations
Frontispiece Zanzibar Stone Town10
Plate 1 The ivory trade of Zanzibar13
Plate 2 An Arabian dhow unloading dried shark14
Plate 3 The old palace, Beit al-Sahil, before 189616
Plate 4 The Beit al-Hukm palace, before 189617
Plate 5 An inside view of a consular house18
Plate 6 The Bububu railway crossing the bridge at Saateni63
Plate 7 A lorry in the Zanzibar market65
Plate 8 The building of the new harbour, 192365
Plate 9 The Protectorate Council66
Plate 10 A coffee seller in Zanzibar Town88
Plate 11 The 'Siku Kuu' (Eid) fair at Mnazi Mmoj a grounds94
Plate 12 Village women voting in the 1961 election102
Plate 13 Men and women voting in Zanzibar Town, 1961102
Plate 14 The National Assembly after the 1963 election103
Plate 15 A typical village on the east coast of Unguja113
Plate 16 Dema fish traps115
Plate 17 An ngalawa (outrigger) race115
Plate 18 Women weaving baskets and food covers116
Plate 19 Donkey cart transporting palm frond thatch124
Plate 20 Men and women picking cloves147
Plate 21 Picked cloves being weighed148
Plate 22 Slave labour stemming cloves, 1890s148
Plate 23 Coconut plantation149
Plate 24 An inside view of an Arab home149
Plates 25 & 26 The old and new markets of Zanzibar176
Plate 27 A bazaar in Zanzibar Town177
Plate 28 The Ithnaasheri Dispensary, Zanzibar Town178
Plate 29 Hamali (porters) carrying cloves on a hand cart190

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contributors vi
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction a Materialist Approach to Zanzibar's History 1
  • Notes 7
  • Part One Political Economy of Zanzibar 9
  • One: the Transition from Slavery 1873-1914 11
  • Introduction 11
  • Two: The Formation of a Colonial Economy 1915-1945 36
  • Three: The Struggle for Independence 1946-1963 79
  • Part Two Class Formation 107
  • Four: the Peasantry Under Imperialism 1873-1963 109
  • Notes 136
  • Five: the Decline of the Landlords 1873-1963 141
  • Six: The Contradictions of Merchant Capital 1840-1939 163
  • Seven: The Development of a Colonial Working Class 188
  • Appendix A 213
  • Appendix B 214
  • Appendix C 215
  • Appendix D 218
  • Eight: The 1964 Revolution 220
  • Conclusion 249
  • Notes 261
  • Bibliography 262
  • Index 271
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