Light and Power for a Multiracial Nation

The Kariba Dam Scheme in the Central African Federation

  • Julia Tischler

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 236-323

About this book


'Modernisation' was one of the most pervasive ideologies of the twentieth century. Focusing on a case study of the Kariba Dam in central-southern Africa and based on an array of primary sources and interviews the book provides a nuanced understanding of development in the turbulent late 1950s, a time when most colonies moved towards independence.


Postcolonial development Africa Labour Agrarian Environmental History Ideologie independence Nation settler Southern Africa

Authors and affiliations

  • Julia Tischler
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  1. 1.Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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