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Title:Experts and expertise in Colonial Malawi
Author:McCracken, JohnISNI
Year:1982
Periodical:African affairs: the journal of the Royal African Society
Volume:81
Issue:322
Pages:101-116
Language:English
Geographic terms:Malawi
Great Britain
Subjects:colonialism
agricultural research
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/721507
Abstract:This paper does not explore the influence of foreign experts in contemporary Africa; rather it attempts to describe the early modest origins and ambiguous impact of a group of technical officers in Malawi up to the 1940s. Despite their voluminous writings, the applied technicians of empire have been largely neglected by historians. But while agricultural officers and entomologists were not the most prestigeous members of the Colonial Service they were by no means the least important. Sections: Cotton growing - The Tsetse Fly menace - Soil conservation - East Coast fever - Conclusion. Map, notes.
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