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Mobilizing Labor and Land in the Lake Kivu Region, Congo and Rwanda (1918-1960/62)
In Dissimilar Coffee Frontiers Sven Van Melkebeke compares the divergent development of coffee production in eastern Congo and western Rwanda during the colonial period. The Lake Kivu region offers a remarkable case-study to investigate diversity in economic development. In Rwanda, on the eastern side of the lake, coffee was mainly cultivated by smallholder families, while in the Congo, on the western side of the lake, European plantations were the dominant mode of production.

Making use of a wide array of largely untapped archival sources, Sven Van Melkebeke convincingly succeeds in moving the manuscript beyond a case-study of colonizers to a more nuanced history of interaction and in presenting an innovative new social history of labor and land processes.
In: Dissimilar Coffee Frontiers
In: Dissimilar Coffee Frontiers
In: Dissimilar Coffee Frontiers
In: Dissimilar Coffee Frontiers
In: Dissimilar Coffee Frontiers
In: Dissimilar Coffee Frontiers
In: Dissimilar Coffee Frontiers