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Migrant labour in South Africa's mining economy : the struggle for the gold mines' labour supply, 1890-1920

Author: Alan Jeeves
Publisher: Kingston [Ont.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In tracing the development of the recruiting system, Alan Jeeves shows how a large proportion of the labour supply came to be controlled by private labour companies and recruiting agents, who aimed both to exploit the workers and to extract heavy fees from the employing companies. The gold indusry struggled for years against the internal divisions which created the competition for labour, until at last the Chamber  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jeeves, Alan.
Migrant labour in South Africa's mining economy.
Kingston [Ont.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)762005465
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Jeeves
ISBN: 0773504206 9780773504202 0854948473 9780854948475
OCLC Number: 12489533
Description: xiv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Alan H. Jeeves.
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This book is a study of the origins of migratory labour and racial discrimination in South Africa's premier industry, the gold mines of the Witwatersrand. Based upon government records and private  Read more...

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