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Author Kanogo, Tabitha.
Title Squatters and the roots of Mau Mau, 1905-63 / Tabitha Kanogo.
Imprint Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2016.
Edition Electrinic edition.

Author Kanogo, Tabitha.
Series Eastern African Studies.
Eastern African studies.
Subject Mau Mau -- History.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- Kenya -- History -- 20th century.
Squatters -- Kenya -- History -- 20th century.
Kikuyu (African people) -- History.
Description 1 online resource (225 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Edition Electrinic edition.
Contents Cover; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Glossary of Kikuyu and Swahili Terms used in Text; Maps; Introduction; One: The Genesis of the Squatter Community, 1905-18; Land alienation among the Kikuyu; The Kikuyu expansionist dynamic; Factors behind Kikuyu migration; Early labour recruitment; The squatter system; Kaffir farming; Kikuyu migration to the Rift Valley; Squatter settlement patterns; Squatter accumulation: livestock; The paradox of a labour shortage: squatter self-perception; The other squatters; Notes.
Two: Settlers and Squatters: Conflict of Interests 1918-37The 1918 Resident Native Labourers Ordinance (RNLO); Additional labour legislation; Settlers and squatter stock; Settler differences over squatter stock; 'Kifagio'; Squatter resistance; Squatter production in the inter-war years; The sanctity of the White Highlands versus squatter assertion: from squatters to wage labourers; Squatter insecurity; Squatters and litigation; Notes; Three: Social Organisation among Squatters; Elders' councils (ciama); Official opposition to the kiama; Circumcision; The struggle for education.
KISA and Karinga schoolsSelf help among squatters: the quest for education; Kikuyu Private Schools Association; The missions; Notes; Four: The Crisis: Decline in Squatter Welfare 1938-48; The 1937 Resident Native Labourers Ordinance: provisions and implications; Olenguruone; The Olenguruone scheme; Resistance at Olenguruone; The Olenguruone oath; Notes; Five: Politics of Protest: Mau Mau; Post-war political mobilisation; KCA and KAU mobilisation; Militant politics among the squatters; The social basis of Mau Mau in the White Highlands; The rise of violence.
Mau Mau food supplies: the women's warMau Mau and the control of the Rift Valley; The return of Kikuyu squatters to the White Highlands; Notes; Six: The Post Mau Mau Period: The Independence Bargain and the Plight of the Squatters, 1955-63; The Kenya Land Freedom Army; Liberal European politics; Land and politics; The peasantisation of the White Highlands; Notes; Conclusion; List of Informants; Biographical Notes on Key Informants; Select Bibliography; Index.
Summary This is a study of the genesis, evolution, adaptation and subordination of the Kikuyu squatter labourers, who comprised the majority of resident labourers on settler plantations and estates in the Rift Valley Province of the White Highlands.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 28, 2018).
ISBN 9780821444467 electronic book
0821444468 electronic book
OCLC # 973190009
Additional Format Print version: Kanogo, Tabitha. Squatters and the roots of Mau Mau, 1905-63. Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2016 9780821444467.

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