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Politics and agrarian change among the plateau Tonga of Northern Rhodesia, c. 1924-63.

Dixon-Fyle, McSamuel;
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  • Publisher: SOAS University of London
  • Country: United Kingdom
The Tonga Plateau was the main area of white settlement in Northern Rhodesia and in the 1920s many Africans there were moved into reserves on poor land which soon became overcrowded. At the same time, official restrictions were placed on the marketing of farm produce by the African population which supplied part of the Copperbelt market. Such grievances, together with settler pressure for closer union with Southern Rhodesia, prompted Africans in the area to form some of the earliest political associations in the territory. By the late 1940s, there was a small group of highly commercialised Tonga farmers. The Government tried to enlist the support of this elite w...
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