oa African Review - African mine labour in southern Rhodesia

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0002-0117



The development of an African working class has received some attention from historians and anthropologists. 1 However, Van Onselen' s study of African mine labour in Southern Rhodesia is of exceptional importance in that it relates the economic history of the gold mining industry that sustained this central African colony in its early days to the making of the African working class in Southern Rhodesia.

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