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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Bonat, Zwa’awhu Kalli Abungwon
Aspects of the economic and social history of the Atyab
(Katab) c. 1800-1960 A.D.
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Savanna -- Vol. 10, no. 1
Published By: Original publisher
Savanna -- Vol. 10, no. 1
Zaria, Nigeria: Ahmadu Bello University Press LTD. 1989.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Zuwaqhu A. Bonat
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2015. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Real property (423);
Production and supply (433);
Labor and leisure (461);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
External relations (648);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this pre- to post-colonial politico-economic history of
the Katab, the author examines land use, the agricultural cycle, manufacturing, trade, and
the importance of cooperative labor in subsistence activities in the pre-colonial era. He
also examines the decentralized village-based political structure and predatory
relationship with the regionally dominant Hausa and Fulani. Under colonialism the British
institutionalized the Hausa emirate system to consolidate regional government and also
imposed taxation, policies that diverted labor from traditional subsistence activities to
wage work in tin mines or on cotton and groundnut plantations. The author sees missionaries
as one arm of colonial domination. The Katab revolted in the 1920s and 1940s. The author
discusses the rise of a class of Christian, Hausanised petty bourgeois in the post-colonial
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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard; 2012
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Kaduna state, Nigeria
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Katab (African people)