This is a study of the evolving relationship between the British colonial state and the copper mining industry in Northern Rhodesia, from the early stages of development to decolonization, encompassing depression, wartime mobilization and fundamental changes in the nature and context of colonial rule.
'A valuable contribution to the historiography of business in central Africa, particularly during the period of decolonisation.'
Andrew Cohen, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth HistoryAutorentext
LARRY BUTLER was educated at the Polytechnic of North London and King's College London, UK. He has taught at the University of East Anglia since 2002. Among his previous publications are Industrialisation and the British Colonial State: West Africa, 1939-1951
and Britain and Empire: Adjusting to a Post-Imperial WorldInhalt
Maps Introduction The Colonial State and the Development of the Copperbelt Wartime mobilisation The Post-war Commodity Boom (1946-1953) The Debate on Controlling the Mining Industry (1939-1952) The Copperbelt and the Central African Federation (1949-1957) The Demise of the Federation The Mining Industry and Zambian Independence Postscript: Northern Rhodesian Copper Mining: The Prospects at Independence Conclusion