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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... This chapter opens the Rhodesia portion of the book. It describes the geography of this landlocked, southern African country and briefly surveys what is known of its precolonial history. The arrival of Cecil Rhodes in the late nineteenth century, and the establishment of Rhodesia, set...
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392590-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9259-0
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
...7 A PLASTIC BAG FULL OF CHOLERA Rhodesia and Biological and Chemical Weapons During this war, guerrillas firmly believed that Rhodesian security forces were poisoning them. Poisons were a well- known means of harming people in Central African systems of thought; while few guerrillas would have...
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
...1 ZIMBABWE S LIBERATION STRUG GLE AND RHODESIA S BUSH WAR Locating Its History Naming the past is a way to talk about the pre sent; it signals a position. In this case it proves either one s support or disdain for self- determination and African nationalism. How does one name the past I write about...
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
... defeat.1 It was a war in a specific place of a specific people, but not so many people that when the war intensified it could be fought without massive conscription and onerous reserve duties. The war brought questions of Rhodesia s white population to the fore in new and power ful ways: the question...
Published: 08 February 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
..., from bad to good, from minority to majority rule. Such a list also suggests that transitions are instantaneous, that a threshold has been crossed. For the rec ord, however, Rhodesia be- came Southern Rhodesia from mid- December 1979 to April 1980, when it became Zimbabwe. Salisbury, the capital, became...
Series: Radical perspectives : a radical history review book series
Published: 13 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394815-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9481-5
... everywhere else in Africa and beyond, colonialism in Southern Rhodesia, which became Zimbabwe at independence in 1980, cen- tered on expropriation. That is, the expropriation of natural, mineral, and agricultural resources and the human labor needed to exploit those resources. This was not an enterprise...
Book Chapter

By Luise White
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
..., CT Pamphlets Government of Zimbabwe. Fallen Heroes of Zimbabwe. Harare: Government Printer, 1983. Guns for Hire: How the cia and the US Army Recruit Mercenaries for White Rhodesia. Montreal: n.p., 1976. International Defence and Aid for Southern Africa. Private Armies in Zimbabwe. London: idaf, 1979...
Book Chapter

By Luise White
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
... in Britain and gold in South Africa. Carl Herbert Fox, Salisbury, 7 November 1973, National Archives of Zimbabwe [hereafter cited as naz] /oral/fo2. 7 See Leys, Eu ro pean Politics in Southern Rhodesia; Blake, History of Rhodesia; Murphy, Party Politics and Decolonization; and Mlambo, From the Second World...
Book Chapter

By Luise White
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
... one I asked was that of Rhodesia s overall strategy. Did the country and its security forces have a clear idea of military victory in mind? Just as there were shifts in the official rationale for the war defending minority rule, fighting communism, defending a specific and limited form of minority...
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
...9 WHAT INTERESTS DO YOU HAVE? Security Force Auxiliaries and the Limits of Counterinsurgency In the last years of the war, Rhodesia did not have enough soldiers white and black to fight a war or even maintain a cease- fire. Territorial forces were stretched to their limit, and many men did...
Series: Radical Perspectives
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376378-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7637-8
... toward other communities and through citing common racial descent through family) was employed as a “weapon of the weak” to gain colonial favor over other communities. This chapter looks at a similar set of politics in Southern Rhodesia (contemporary Zimbabwe), where multiracial people similarly...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... from Rhodesia and Zimbabwe. I found the Rhodesia Herald on microfi lm in the media archive at Harvard. And I am particularly grateful to fi lmmaker John Riber for providing me with a large collection of Zimbabwean news clippings from 1980 to 2004. I also consulted the following books and articles...
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
...), emerged precisely for this reason. Did this change the nature of this war? Contrary to the Rhodesian won every battle narrative, this was not a shooting war. Tony Ballinger, an of- ficer in the Rhodesia Regiment, described his routine as one of patrol, ambush, patrol. Annoy the locals, burn things down...
Book Chapter

By Luise White
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
..., 171, 172; Americans in Rhodesia, opposition to, 181 82, 194 96; Ameri- cans in Rhodesia, support for, 181 82, 185 Central Intelligence Organ ization (cio): guerrilla war and, 97, 177; memoirs and, 45, 62; poisons and, 144, 157; Security Force Auxiliaries and, 200 202, 210, 216, 218. See also Flower...
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
... Rhodesia became Zimbabwe. This only explains why these par- tic u lar memoirs tell a story of decolonization and insurgency and coun- terinsurgency; who these authors were and when they wrote are more complicated. Some authors constructed their subject positions carefully; others wrote in response to what...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
..., rhodesian broadcasting corporation Southern Rhodesia took pride in its African townships, grids of tidy cement- block houses built along well-ordered streets. Salisbury townships like Mbare, Highfi eld, and Mabvuku were conceived as discrete African neighborhoods within the larger metropolis...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
..., but the state stood for equality. When he returned to Rhodesia—“the valley of dry bones,” he called it—Central Intelligence Organization (cio) interrogations and heavy- handed surveillance awaited. Muzorewa was back at the mission in Mutare when he became the fi rst black bishop of the Rhodesian...
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
.... Counterinsurgency campaigns in Malaya, Vietnam, and some- times Rhodesia have generated a body of lit er a ture often cast as lessons from that argues that the institutional practices of armies were at odds with efective counterinsurgency. Armies are too often hostile to change from below. They have...
Series: Radical perspectives : a radical history review book series
Published: 13 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394815-107
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9481-5
... and the proper roles for women in the middle-class household. The subject of servants looms large in Michael West s searingly critical history of the middle class in Zimbabwe (or Southern Rhodesia, prior to inde- pendence). West recalls his own distress on first visiting Zimbabwe at the way his middle-class...