Copper Empire

Mining and the Colonial State in Northern Rhodesia, c.1930–1964

  • Authors
  • L. J. Butler

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. L. J. Butler
    Pages 1-13
  3. L. J. Butler
    Pages 60-105
  4. L. J. Butler
    Pages 106-145
  5. L. J. Butler
    Pages 233-254
  6. L. J. Butler
    Pages 300-306
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-426

About this book


This is a study of the evolving relationship between the British colonial state and the copper mining industry in Northern Rhodesia, from the early stages of development to decolonization, encompassing depression, wartime mobilization and fundamental changes in the nature and context of colonial rule.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36413-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-58976-6
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