Ecology Control and Economic Development in East African by Helge Kjekshus

By Helge Kjekshus

Helge Kjekshus's new creation to his ebook placeshis paintings in the context of the turning out to be debate on ecology and monetary improvement in East African historical past. North the USA: Ohio U Press

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According to McCann (1991), the entire subject of pre-colonial agriculture in East Africa still awaits historical reassessment on the basis of fresh field-based research (but see Anderson forthcoming; Berthelot, 1987; and Paul, 1993). Page xxix By Way of Clarification The occasion of the second impression of Ecology Control gives me an opportunity to clear up misunderstandings that have arisen from the book. It was, on the whole, well received and has been an inspiration for further research rather than the cause of confusion or stale exchange.

They interacted with and connected to the trading networks based on human porterage. 8 Their information covers the great lakes of East Africa: Nyassa, Tanganyika, Kivu, Edward and Albert in addition to Victoria Nyanza and parts of several East African rivers. The explorers' information is surprisingly uniform and rich and indicates a number of identical features throughout a vast geographical expanse. Canoes and boats were produced from different types of trees of sufficient size and quality, growing close enough to the navigable waterways to warrant exploitation.

7 Ecology Control did not consider the subject of slavery and slave production as part of the pre-colonial economy. The subject has been calling for further research since Sheriff(1971, 1987) demonstrated that in the final years of the legal slave trade most of the slaves were absorbed by labour demands from Zanzibar planters and slave-based settlements on the East (Swahili) Coast, the Mrima. Several important studies have analysed the closing days of slavery on the Kenyan coast (Cooper, 1977, 1980, and Morton, 1990).

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