Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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Illustrations

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pp. vi-vi

Abbreviations

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xi

This book began long ago as an idea that I had at the end of my first quarter at Northwestern University, when a small seminar of first-year African History graduate students—Greg Mann, . . .

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Introduction

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pp. 1-20

The title of this book asks the reader to learn one Swahili word from the outset. Taifa (pronounced tă-ēfƏ) is today translated as “nation,” but seventy years ago, “race” would have been an . . .

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Chapter 1: Native and Non-Native: Colonial Urbanization and the Legal Foundations of Identity

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pp. 21-46

In British colonial Africa between the 1890s and 1940s, a person’s first legal identity was either native or non-native. While there was no one definition, in general . . .

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Chapter 2: Identity and Social Structure in Interwar Dar es Salaam

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pp. 47-84

This chapter examines the formation of group identities in interwar Dar es Salaam to show the dialectical interaction between external categorization and internal . . .

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Chapter 3: Posing the Urban Question: War, State Intervention, and the Creation of Urban Entitlement

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pp. 85-117

Sometime around the year 1939, Dar es Salaam’s rate of population growth leaped from its interwar pace of 2 percent to around 8 percent. This latter rate of growth has . . .

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Chapter 4: Continental Shift: Civilization, Racial Thought, and the Intellectual Foundations of an African Nationalism

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pp. 118-158

The intellectual tenets of African nationalism in Tanganyika took firm shape during the 1940s. Black Tanganyikan thinkers—informed by urban experiences in . . .

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Chapter 5: Nationalist Thought, Racial Caricature, and Urban Citizenship in Postcolonial Tanzania

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pp. 159-195

This chapter examines how the language and politics of national citizenship transformed material meanings of urban entitlement. Dar es Salaam continued to grow . . .

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Afterword

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pp. 196-200

This book has been a study of identity and its categories in urban Tanzania, told through multiple lenses of social, economic, political, and intellectual history. Besides presenting . . .

Notes

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pp. 201-260

Glossary

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pp. 261-262

Bibliography

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pp. 263-281

Index

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pp. 283-292