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Labour and Economic Change in Southern Africa c.1900-2000: Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi

Pilossof, Rory, Cohen, Andrew (2021) Labour and Economic Change in Southern Africa c.1900-2000: Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Routledge Studies in Modern History . Routledge, London, 264 pp. ISBN 978-0-367-46776-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:85591)

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Abstract

This book explores the social and economic development of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi over the course of the twentieth century. These three countries have long shared and interconnected pasts. All three were drawn into the British Empire at a similar time and the formation of the ill-fated Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland formally linked these countries together for a decade in the mid-twentieth century. This formal political relationship created dynamics that resulted in yet closer economic and social links. After Federation, the economic realities of industry, transport and labour supplies meant that these three countries continued to be intricately interconnected. Yet despite these connected pasts, comparative work on the economic histories of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and how these change over time, is rare. This book addresses the gap by providing the first comprehensive collection of labour and census data across the twentieth century for these three countries. The different economic models and performances of these states offer good comparison, allowing researchers to look at different models of development, and how these played out over the long-term. The book provides data on population growth and change, industrial and occupational structure, and the various shifts in what the economically active population did. It will be useful for historians, economists, development studies scholars and non-governmental organisations working on twentieth-century and contemporary southern Africa.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Signature Themes: Migration and Movement
Depositing User: Andrew Cohen
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 10:59 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 09:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/85591 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cohen, Andrew: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4525-068X
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