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Unpopular sovereignty : Rhodesian independence and African decolonization

Author: Luise White
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
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In 1965 the white minority government of Rhodesia issued a unilateral declaration of independence from Britain, rather than negotiate a transition to majority rule. The author shows that the  Read more...

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White, Luise.
Unpopular sovereignty
(DLC) 2014030670
(OCoLC)883646994
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luise White
ISBN: 9780226235226 022623522X
OCLC Number: 904339048
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
Contents: "The last good white man left": Rhodesia, Rhonasia, and the decolonization of British Africa --
"Racial representation of the worst type": the 1957 Franchise Commission, citizenship, and the problem of polygyny --
"European opinion and African capacities": the life and times of the 1961 Constitution --
"A rebellion by a population the size of Portsmouth": the status of Rhodesia's independence, 1965-1969 --
"A James Bond would be truly at home": sanctions and sanctions busters --
"Politics as we know the term": tribes, chiefs, and the 1969 Constitution --
"Other peoples' sons": conscription, citizenship, and families, 1970-1980 --
"Why come now and ask us for our opinion?": the 1972 Pearce Commission and the African National Council --
"Your vote means peace": the making and the unmaking of the internal settlement, 1975-1979 --
"Lancaster House was redundant": constitutions, citizens, and the frontline presidents --
"Adequate and acceptable": the 1980 election and the idea of decolonization --
"People such as ourselves": Rhodesia, Rhonasia, and the history of Zimbabwe.
Responsibility: Luise White.

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