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Title:The lower Zambezi basin in Mozambique: a study in economy and society, 1850-1920
Author:Ishemo, Shubi LugemalilaISNI
Series:The Making of Modern Africa
City of publisher:Aldershot
Geographic terms:Mozambique
Subjects:social change
capital formation
labour migration
economic development
Abstract:This study examines the social and economic changes that took place in the Lower Zambezi Basin (Mozambique) between 1850 and 1914. It focuses on the mechanisms for capital accumulation in the form of taxation, forced labour and forced cultivation of commodities. Far from developing the productive forces in the countryside, these mechanisms created conditions for long-term material insecurity and immiseration. Migrant labour to the Zambézian plantations, and to the colonial plantation and mining economies of the neighbouring countries, was a consequence of this process. Contents: 1. Migration and trade in Lower Zambézia: the case of the Yao States. 2. Colonial occupation in Lower Zambézia: effect on Milange and the hinterland. 3. British and Portuguese rivalry in Milange: crisis, resistance and dissolution of the southern Yao States, 1885-1906. 4. Free trade and the commoditization of peasant agricultural production 1870-1892. 5. 'Musokho' (a kind of tax), accumulation and famine, 1870-1914. 6. 'Musokho' and peasant anticolonial uprisings, 1870-1900. 7. Capitalist rivalries, monopolies and the colonial State, 1890-1920.