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The rise of an African middle class : colonial Zimbabwe, 1898-1965

Author: Michael O West
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2002.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Tracing their quest for social recognition from the time of Cecil Rhodes to Rhodesia's unilateral declaration of independence, Michael O. West shows how some Africans were able to avail themselves of scarce educational and social opportunities in order to achieve some degree of upward mobility in a society that was hostile to their ambitions. Though relatively few in number and not rich by colonial standards, this  Read more...
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West, Michael O. (Michael Oliver).
Rise of an African middle class.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001008304
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O West
ISBN: 0253109337 9780253109330
OCLC Number: 56118895
Awards: Winner of Finalist, 2003 Herskovits Award.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 324 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Running against the wind : African social mobility and identity in a settler colonial society --
Courting "Miss Education" : the love affair with social mobility --
The quest for bourgeois domesticity : on homemakers and households --
The best of all homes : housing and security of tenure --
A new beginning : the roots of African politics, 1914-1933 --
Found and lost : toward an African political consensus, 1934-1948 --
Back toward the beginning : the pursuit of racial partnership, 1949-1958 --
An aborted coronation : in search of the political kingdom, 1955-1965.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Michael O. West.

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Focuses on how the unintended consequences of colonialism lead to the creation of an African middle class in Zimbabwe. This title shows how some Africans were able to avail themselves of scarce  Read more...

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