In I986 when Sara Berry and I organized a graduate seminar on 'Agriculture in African History', our search of the literature for the reading list yielded primarily works of social and economic history for which agriculture was, to greater or lesser degree, a touchstone rather than a primary focus.
Mboya's impact derived from the fact that he dealt with African questions of immediate concern, interpreting them within a world framework, and speaking directly to the American position. Naturally, a variety of questions were raised during the several weeks' tour. But some of them constantly recurred.
people believe there is some special connection between the democratic form of government and the party system so that one cannot exist without the other. This belief is strengthened by the fact that the freedom to form as many parties as people want is seen to be incompatible with a totalitarian r?gime.