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A History of Malawi, 1859-1966

Author: John McCracken
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive history of Malawi during the colonial period. Using a wide range of primary and secondary sources, John McCracken places this history within the context of the pre-colonial past. Central themes are the shaping of the colonial economy, the influence of Christianity, resistance to colonial occupation and the rise of a powerful nationalist movement that contained within it the seeds of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John McCracken
ISBN: 9781782040286 1782040285 1847010504 9781847010506 9781283620543 1283620545
OCLC Number: 815390658
Description: 1 online resource (506 pages)
Contents: 1 The Land & the People --
2 Commerce, Christianity & Colonial Conquest --
3 The Making of the Colonial Economy 1891-1915 --
4 Religion, Culture & Society --
5 The Chilembwe Rising --
6 Malawi & the First World War --
7 Planters, Peasants & Migrants: the Interwar Years --
8 The Great Depression & its Aftermath --
9 Contours of Colonialism --
10 The Age of Development --
11 The Urban Experience --
12 Peasants & Politicians 1943-1953 --
13 The Liberation Struggle 1953-1959 --
14 The Making of Malawi 1959-1963 --
15 Prelude to Independence: Unity & Diversity --
16 Revolt & Realignment 1964-1966.
Responsibility: John McCracken.

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A distinguished scholar's magnum opus and the first full account of Malawi's colonial history.  Read more...

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This is a book which should be read by anyone interested in the history of Africa. McCracken has produced a text which will shape research on Malawi for years to come. LUCAS A highly valuable Read more...

 
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