Bonat, Zwa’awhu Kalli Abungwon. Aspects of the economic and social history of the Atyab (Katab) c. 1800-1960 A.D.

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: 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. 39-57 p.

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. Katab (FF38)

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); Districts (634); 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 period.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ff38-005

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1980-1984

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 Social Scientist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1800-1960

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)


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