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Title:The industrial revolution in British Central Africa
Author:Deane, Phyllis
Geographic term:Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Subject:industrial development
Abstract:Describing the industrial development of British Central Africa, the author shows that this development thas by no means reached the classical 'take-off' point, or an industrial revolution which could serve as a prelude to general and sustained development for the population as a whole. In Rhodesia there is a kind of industrial enclave on African territory, Africans and Europeans remaining apart due to the action of many economic, social and psychological factors, not to mention racial prejudices. A middle-class does not exist in the Rhodesias. African workers are denied access to skilled and semi-skilled jobs - with few exceptions - by the pressure of European trade unions and collective agreements, African farmers are scarcely better situated. The arable lands of the Africans are overcrowded. The migration of workers in the Rhodesias has assumed considerable proportions. To the economic causes for frustration psychological motives have to be added: racial discrimination in all its forms - juridical, social and economic. Tables; notes; french summary.