COTTON IS THE MOTHER OF POVERTY: PEASANTS, WORK, & RURAL STRUGGLE IN COLONIAL MOZAMBIQUE, 1938-1961 (Social History of Africa)

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This study of the colonial Portuguese regime's economic policy in Mozambique shows how nearly a million African peasants were forced to grow cotton. It explores the lives of these coton producers, through interviews with former cotton growers and their families, as well as African policemen and overseers, and Portuguese settlers, merchants, missionaries and officials.

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ALLEN ISAACMAN is professor of history and director of the MacArthur Program on Peace and International Cooperation at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Mozambique: The Africanization of a European Institution, (1972), The Tradition of Resistance in Mozambique (1976), Mozambique from Colonialism to Revolution (1983), Cotton, Colonialism, and Social History in Sub-Saharan Africa (1995), and Cotton is the Mother of Poverty: Peasants, Work, and Rural Struggle in Colonial Mozambique, (1995).

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"Isaacman provides both a wrenchingly detailed chronicle of the brutal monotony of the forced cotton regime, and a lucid and illuminating analysis of its contradictions.... This is an important contribution to the historiography of colonialism, labor, resistance, and agrarian change in Africa."-Sara Berry, Northwestern University ?Isaacman provides both a wrenchingly detailed chronicle of the brutal monotony of the forced cotton regime, and a lucid and illuminating analysis of its contradictions.... This is an important contribution to the historiography of colonialism, labor, resistance, and agrarian change in Africa.?-Sara Berry, Northwestern University

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