Union Education in Nigeria Labor, Empire, and Decolonization since 1945

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Globally, the role of the workers is gaining ground among scholars. Yet, specific national or regional studies have yet to be fully undertaken. This book will present a new perspective on the process of decolonization, emphasizing the divergence between leftists' unionism, leftists' union education, and the perspectives of colonial and postcolonial governments. The international dimensions of this divergence are analyzed within the context of the Cold War and the significance of the AFL-CIO, the British TUC, and the ILO in assisting in the development of union education.

Author Biography

Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani is a professor and the founding clean of the Faculty of Arts and Education at Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. He was formerly a professor of African History at Baylor University. He was a Commonwealth scholar between 1994 and 1998. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, UK, and the general secretary of the Nigeria Studies Association. He also serves as the book review editor of the Journal of Nigerian Studies.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Timeline of Nigerian Labor Historyp. xvii
Before the Wind of Change: The Orientation of Labor Unions in Africap. 1
Leftist Intelligentsia, Labor Union Education, and Decolonizationp. 19
Decolonization: Understanding the Conventional Narrativesp. 31
The Colonial State and Organized Laborp. 43
Labor Union Education before 1960p. 53
Champions of the Working Class: Samuel Ikoku and Other Noble Menp. 73
On the Eve of Independence: The Nigerian Union of Seamen Dispute, 1959p. 85
Labor Union Education since 1960p. 99
The Industrial Fund, 1971p. 123
NLC Labour/Education Policy Document, 2000p. 137
Notesp. 143
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 173
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