Capital and Labour on the Rhodesian Railway System, 1888-1947

Author(s): 
Lunn, Jon
ISBN: 
0333653173
Date published: 
October 1996
Hardback
Price: 
£37.50
Pages: 
208

This important book is the first in-depth history of the Rhodesian railway system. Covering the period 1888-1947, when the Rhodesian railway system was privately owned by Cecil Rhode's British South Africa Company, this book uses the Rhodesian railway system as a prism through which it refracts many dimensions of the imperial experience in central and southern Africa, ranging from the impulses underpinning the regional ambitions of Rhodes himself to the origins of black worker protest in the Rhodesias.