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Title:The British South Africa Company Proposal for Amalgamation of the Rhodesia's, 1915-1917. Northern Rhodesia Reaction
Author:Stabler, John B.
Year:1969
Periodical:African Social Research
Issue:7
Period:June
Pages:499-528
Language:English
Geographic term:Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Subjects:history
colonialism
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Abstract:Portrays an interesting period in the history of Northern Rhodesia, during the years 1915 to 1917, when attempts were made to amalgamate the two Rhodesias into one state. Only the Company would clearly gain from amalgamation. Its principal gains were to be a more economical administration and a stronger bargaining position for itself with the settlers, H.M.G. and South Africa in the post-war settlements. Strong anti-Company attitudes in both territories damaged the chances of amalgamation being accepted. The Northern Rhodesian opposition under Moore-denounced the proposal because it emanated from the hated BSA Company. The Barotse showed preference for remaining under H.M.G. It is difficult not to conclude that in the 191.5-17 amalgamation issue, as in the 1965 unilateral declaration of independence issue, the two determining factors were the strong drive of Southern Rhodesian settlers for self-government and H.M.G.'s sense of obligation or tenderness toward the settlers - often referred to as the 'kith and kin' attitude. Notes.
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