LABOR, NATIONALISM AND IMPERIALISM IN EASTERN ARABIA: BRITAIN, THE SHAIKHS AND THE GULF OIL WORKERS IN BAHRAIN, KUWAIT AND QATAR, 1932-1956

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University of MICHIGAN, 1991 - 286 pages
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This dissertation examines the lack of a noticeable indigenous labor movement in the contemporary Gulf Arab countries of Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar; it focuses on the emergence, after the discovery of oil, of an industrial Gulf labor force, and on the evolution of the British policy towards oil and Gulf oil workers from 1932 until 1956. The period examined in this dissertation begins with the discovery of oil in Bahrain in 1932; this was the first such discovery on the Arab side of the Gulf, and ends

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