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Botswana 1939–1945: An African Country at War

Ashley Jackson


This book is a full study of an African country during the Second World War. Unusually, it provides both an Africanist and an imperial perspective. Using extensive archival and oral evidence, the author explores the social, economic, political, agricultural, and military history of Botswana. He examines Botswana's military contribution to the war effort and the impact of the war on the African home front. The book focuses on events and personalities ‘on the ground’ in Africa, and also on their interaction with and impact upon events and personalities in distant imperial centres, such as Whiteh ... More

Keywords: Botswana, Second World War, Africanist perspective, imperial perspective, social history, economic history, political history, agricultural history, military history, African home front

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207641
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashley Jackson, author
Mansfield College, Oxford
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