White Rhodesian Society ca.1950s–1980s

  • David Kenrick
Part of the Britain and the World book series (BAW)


Kenrick provides an historical overview of white Rhodesian society from initial colonisation in the late nineteenth century to Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965 and beyond, to Zimbabwean independence in 1980. The chapter focuses on major demographic changes that took place in Rhodesian society following the Second World War and how immigration policy reflected the priorities of the settler administration. It also considers the political economy of Rhodesia, outlining the essential context in which attempts to build a nation and a white Rhodesian identity unfolded in the 1960s and 1970s.

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  • David Kenrick
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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