Examines the social, political and administrative repercussions of rapid urbanisation in colonial Dar es Salaam, and the evolution of an official policy which viewed urbanisation as inextricably linked with social disorder. This is an original contribution to Tanzanian, and more broadly, African social history; to the scholarship on the colonial state; and to historiography on crime and urbanisation.
ANDREW BURTON was assistant director of The British Institute in Eastern Africa
Published in association with The British Institute in Eastern Africa
North America: Ohio U Press; Uganda: Fountain Publishers; Kenya: EAEP
Introduction - 'These great marts of human corruption': urbanisation & urban policy in comparative perspective - I African Urbanisation & Colonial Policy, c. 1919-46 - Dar es Salaam between the wars - The 'town native' & colonial order, c. 1919-38 - The problem of the urban African: accelerating urbanisation & the colonial response, c. 1938-46 - Unemployment, migration & urban order, c. 1938-45 - II Crime In Colonial Dar Es Salaam, 1919-1961 - Interpreting crime in colonial Dar es Salaam - The Dar es Salaam underworld - Legitimate lawlessness? The informal economy in colonial Dar es Salaam - An unwelcome presence: African mobility & urban order - III Urbanisation & Colonial Order, c. 1947-61 Development, diversification & growth: Dar es Salaam in the late-1940s & 1950s - Remaking urban society: stabilisation & citizenship in late colonial Dar es Salaam - Purging the town: the removal of undesirables - Conclusion: urbanisation, development & crime