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Basotho and the Mines: A Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, C. 1890-1940 Eddy Tshidiso Maloka

Basotho and the Mines: A Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, C. 1890-1940

Published June 1st 1905
ISBN : 9782869781283
Paperback
257 pages
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Basotho and the Mines is the first major study of migrant labour in Lesotho, dedicated to the period 1890 to 1940. It examines the position of Basotho migrant workers in South Africa, Lesothos dependency on migrant labour, and the social andMoreBasotho and the Mines is the first major study of migrant labour in Lesotho, dedicated to the period 1890 to 1940. It examines the position of Basotho migrant workers in South Africa, Lesothos dependency on migrant labour, and the social and cultural consequences of sending so many men away to work. These issues are placed within the framework of the history of colonialism in Lesotho and South Africa and its impact on the current geopolitics of the two interconnected nations. The study is unique in that it provides an in-depth historical analysis of migrant labour, combining aspects of political economy, and cultural and social history. It is exhaustive in its coverage and use of primary historical sources on labour migrancy in colonial Lesotho.