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The Rise of Nationalism in Central Africa

The Making of Malawi and Zambia, 1873–1964

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674771918

Publication Date: 01/01/1965


368 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

4 maps, 20 illustrations


  • I. The Coming of the Europeans
    • The Explorers
    • The Missionaries
    • The Conquest
    • Governing the People
  • II. The Character of White Rule
    • The Problem of Land Rights
    • The Imposition of Hut and Poll Taxes
    • Colonial Government, Justice, and Discrimination
  • III. The Beginnings of Indigenous Protest
    • The First Stirrings of Discontent
    • The Vision of a Black Jerusalem
    • Resistance and Rebellion in Early Rhodesian Society
    • The Nyasaland Rising of 1915
  • IV. The Attempt to Achieve Minority Rule
    • The Search for Security
    • The Settler Challenge
  • V. African Voluntary Associations and the Expression of Incipient Nationalism
    • Nyasaland: The Proliferation of “Native Associations”
    • Welfare Associations: The Rhodesian Pattern
  • VI. The Religious Expression of Dissatisfaction
    • The Watch Tower Movement
    • Mwana Lesa and the Finding of Witches
    • The Schismatic Sects
    • Wilfred Good and the Ana a Mulungu
  • VII. Industrialization and the Expression of Urban Discontent
    • The First Mass Protest: 1935
    • A Second Round of Hostility: 1940
  • VIII. Discovering Their Voice: The Formation of National Political Movements
    • The Creation of the Nyasaland African Congress
    • The Representation of African Interests in Northern Rhodesia
  • IX. Paramountcy Versus Partnership: The Battle over Federation
    • From the Victoria Falls to Brondesbury Park
    • Back to the Victoria Falls
    • The Road to Carlton House Terrace
  • X. The Federal Dream and African Reality
    • The Bitterness
    • “Toiling and Going to Prison”
    • The New Militancy
    • The Struggle for Power
  • XI. The Triumph of Nationalism
    • The New Parties
    • The Stages of Victory
  • Postscript
  • A Note on the Sources
  • Select Bibliography of Printed Materials
    • Newspapers and Periodicals
    • Select List of Published Official Reports
  • Index

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