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dc.contributor.author Morapedi, W.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-10T09:43:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-10T09:43:34Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Morapedi, W.G. (1999) Migrant labour and the Peasantry in the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1930-1965, Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 197-214 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0305-7070
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/420
dc.description.abstract This article grapples with issues that have largely remained outside the realms of migrant labour studies in colonial Botswana: the positive input of migrant wages to agricultural production and the effects of migrant wages on the differentiation of the peasantry. Although this article endorses the conventional view that migrant labour had detrimental effects on crop production and animal husbandry, it departs from previous studies in that it argues that the extent to which migrant labour led to `underdevelopment’ has not been suf® ciently demonstrated. It is also argued that migrant labour made it possible for those at the lower level of society to rise through the emerging strati® cations of the Tswana, and contributed positively to the general economies of the peasantries in Botswana’ s reserves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject Migrant labour and peasantry and Bechuanaland en_US
dc.title Migrant labour and the Peasantry in the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1930-1965 en_US


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