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Title:Capitalist penetration, class differentiation and the origin of Zambian nationalist politics
Author:Momba, Jotham C.ISNI
Periodical:The Journal of Humanities (Lusaka) (ISSN 1027-7455)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zambia
Central Africa
Great Britain
class formation
African National Congress (Zambia)
Political development
national liberation movements
social change
class consciousness
Abstract:The present article examines the origins and development of the urban petty bourgeoisie, the working class, the ex-migrants largely in Luapula Province and the rich peasants largely in Southern Province from the early 1900s until 1946. These were the most important social groups that came to constitute the anticolonial 'coalition' within the African National Congress (ANC) of Northern Rhodesia (present-day Zambia). The ANC was an outgrowth from a crystallization of welfare societies in 1946 into the Northern Rhodesia Federation of Welfare Societies, which became the Northern Rhodesia African Congress in 1948 and was renamed the African National Congress in 1951. By the 1940s, the development of these various social groups was reasonably high. This is reflected in the fact that despite the general consensus against the colonial government, they also had different expectations of the nationalist movement in line with the nature of their specific economic interests. Notes, ref.