Labor History in Africa Special Section of History in Africa. A Journal of Method

26 March 2019 - 11:50

This publication explains why it is important to include the history of labor and labor relations in Africa in Global Labor History.

It suggests that the approach of the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500–2000 is a feasible method for applying this approach to the historiography on labor history in Africa.

The introduction ends with an analysis of four case studies that are presented in this special section, with a specific focus on shifts in labor relations and how they could be explained. These four case studies are:

  1. Paul J. Lane, The Archaeological Potential for Reconstructing the History of Labor Relations in East Africa, c. 1500–1900 - Published online: 23 April 2014, pp. 277-306
  2. Karin Pallaver, Labor Relations and Population Developments in Tanzania: Sources, Shifts, and Continuities from 1800 to 2000 - Published online: 29 April 2014, pp. 307-335
  3. Rory Pilossof, Labor Relations in Zimbabwe from 1900 to 2000: Sources, Interpretations, and Understandings - Published online: 06 May 2014, pp. 337-362
  4. Jelmer Vos, Work in Times of Slavery, Colonialism, and Civil War: Labor Relations in Angola from 1800 to 2000 - Published online: 28 April 2014, pp. 363-385
Labor History in Africa