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Mineworkers in Zambia: Labour and Political Change in Post-Colonial Africa

Mineworkers in Zambia: Labour and Political Change in Post-Colonial Africa
Miles Larmer

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The received view of Zambia's mineworkers is of a reactionary body unable and unwilling to shape progressive politics in post-colonial Zambia. Miles Larmer seeks to use a whole range of little-used sources to dispel this myth. Extensive interviews with mineworkers and their wives reveals a working-class consciousness and a whole host of social and economic expectations that shaped their attitude towards political change. "Mineworkers in Zambia" gives this misunderstood group a place in the movement for political reform which culminated in the transition to multiparty democracy in 1991, and in so doing draws important lessons for the wider social and political history of post-colonial Africa.

Author Info

Miles Larmer is Lecturer in Post-1945 Global History at Sheffield Hallam University.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: International Library of African Studies

ISBN: 9781845112998
Publication Date: 21 Dec 2006
Number of Pages: 278
Illustrations: 1 map

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