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City and Countryside in Colonial Tanganyika

The colonial solution in Tanganyika attempted to stabilise the working class and restrict African settlement in town solely to permanently employed workers and the middle classes: In order to successfully carry this out, the African extended family system was attacked, and the nuclear family was encouraged. The secondary economy was heavily taxed, regulated, and wherever possible, undermined. 'Staff associations' or 'workers councils9 were promoted among workers to counter the labour movement. Women became central actors and targets in the struggle to impose the colonial solution.

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