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New Approaches to African History #1: Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present

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In 1965 the white minority government of Rhodesia (after 1980 Zimbabwe) issued a unilateral declaration of independence from Britain, rather than negotiate a transition to majority rule. In doing so, Rhodesia became the exception, if not anathema, to the policies and practices of the end of empire. In Unpopular Sovereignty, Luise White shows that the exception that was Rhodesian independence did not, in fact, make the state that different from new nations elsewhere in Africa: indeed, this history of Rhodesian political practices reveals some of the commonalities of mid-twentieth-century thinking about place and race and how much government should link the two. and#160;

White locates Rhodesiaand#8217;s independence in the era of decolonization in Africa, a time of great intellectual ferment in ideas about race, citizenship, and freedom. She shows that racists and reactionaries were just as concerned with questions of sovereignty and legitimacy as African nationalists were and took special care to design voter qualifications that could preserve their version of legal statecraft. Examining how the Rhodesian state managed its own governance and electoral politics, she casts an oblique and revealing light by which to rethink the narratives of decolonization.

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Bridges colonial and post-colonial history to explain the effects of political independence on the populace.

Synopsis:

Frederick Cooper's latest book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa helps students understand the historical process from which Africa's current position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it shows what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.

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Bridges colonial and post-colonial history to explain the effects of political independence on the populace.

About the Author

Luise White is professor of history at the University of Florida. She is the author of four books, including The Comforts of Home: Prostitution in Colonial Nairobi, also published by the University of Chicago Press. and#160;and#160;

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: From colonies to third world; 2. Workers, peasants, and the crisis of colonialism; 3. Citizenship, self-government, and development: the possibilities of the post-war moment; 4. Ending empire and imagining the future; Interlude: rhythms of change in the post-war world; 5. Development and disappointment: social and economic change in an unequal world; 6. The late decolonizations: Southern Africa, 1975, 1979, 1994; 7. The recurrent crises of the gatekeeper state; 8. Africa at the century's turn: Rwanda, South Africa, and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521776004
Editor:
Klein, Martin
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Klein, Martin
Author:
Klein, Martin
Author:
White, Luise
Author:
Cooper, Frederick
Location:
New York
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History
Subject:
Decolonization
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Africa Politics and government 1960-
Subject:
Africa Politics and government 1945-1960.
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
New Approaches to African History
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 halftones
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Bridges colonial and post-colonial history to explain the effects of political independence on the populace.
"Synopsis" by , Frederick Cooper's latest book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa helps students understand the historical process from which Africa's current position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it shows what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.
"Synopsis" by , Bridges colonial and post-colonial history to explain the effects of political independence on the populace.
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