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The Collapse of Rhodesia - Population Demographics and the Politics of Race

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Informationen zum Autor Josiah Brownell received his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies! University of London in 2009! and has a J.D. from the University Of Virginia School Of Law. His research focuses on Rhodesian history! comparative settler colonialism! and the end of the British Empire. In the years leading up to Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965, its small and transient white population was balanced precariously atop a large and fast-growing African population. This title provides a reexamination of the final decades of white minority rule. Zusammenfassung In the years leading up to Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965, its small and transient white population was balanced precariously atop a large and fast-growing African population. This title provides a reexamination of the final decades of white minority rule. Inhaltsverzeichnis List of illustrations – ixList of abbreviations – xiAcknowledgements – xiii1. Introduction: The Hidden War of Numbers in Rhodesia – 1The Course of the Visible War – 4Racial Numbers and the Nature of the Settler State – 7The War of Numbers and the Nature of Rhodesia’s Racial Divisions – 14The Hidden Ubiquity of Population Pressures – 16The Historiography of Demographic Engineering – 20Chapter Overview – 222. The Rationalism of Racial Population Imbalances: ‘A Matter of Political Consequences’ – 25The Impact of the 1962 Census – 26Counting, Controlling, and Regulating the African Population – 30Proposed Solutions to the Population Problem – 35The Casus Belli for the War of Numbers: the 1969 Census – 38Control over the Numbers – 41Conclusion – 423. The African Population Explosion: ‘The Greatest Problem’ – 45Wealthy Populations, Poor Populations, and Neo=Malthusianism – 47Historicising White Population Anxieties in Rhodesia – 50The Origins of the State’s Population Policy – 56The Failure of the State’s Population Policy – 63Measuring the State’s Success – 66Conclusion – 68 4. White Emigration: ‘There’s a Hole in the Bucket’ – 71White Demography Reconsidered – 72Exit, Voice, and Loyalty among White Rhodesians – 76White Transience Explored – 79The Economic Effects of White Emigration – 79White Emigration and the Military Conflict – 81The Political Consequences of White Emigration – 85Engineering Emigration – 87Conclusion – 945. Rhodesia’s Immigration Policy: ‘To Save Civilisation in this Country’ – 97The Migration Market – 98Discourses Concerning Immigration – 107Economic Aspects of Immigration – 114The Formation and Evolution of the State’s Immigration Policy – 116Analysing the Post-UDI Immigration Yields – 124Tensions and Contradictions in Rhodesia’s White Migration Policies – 128Conclusion – 1306. African Agency in the War of Numbers: ‘Nature is on Our Side’ – 131White and African Perspectives on Population Matters – 132The Politicisation of ‘Natural’ Growth Rates – 135The Nexus between Population and Land – 137Nationalist Propaganda – 141African Influence on White Migration Patterns – 146African Influence on the Rate of White Natural Increase – 149Nationalist Resistance to the State’s Family Planning Initiatives – 154Conclusion – 1637. Conclusion – 165Conundrums, Conflicts, and Contradictions within the State’s Population Policies – 169The Timing of Rhodeisa’s Collapse – 173Who was the Rhodesian Rebellion For? – 174How Unique was Rhodesia’s Fate? – 177Notes – 179Bibliography – 223Index – 233...

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