Luise White’s New Book on Sovereignty

Published: January 7th, 2015

Category: Faculty News, Feature, History Department News, Uncategorized

Congrats to Dr. Luise  White, who is publishing her new book,  Unpopular Sovereignty: Rhodesian Independence and African Decolonization, with the University of Chicago Press.  White challenges the traditional narrative that describes the way that African states transitioned from colony to state in the 20th century.  “The result is one of the most decisive challenges to linear versions of decolonization: of Rhodesia-into-Zimbabwe, to be sure, but also, more broadly, of colonies into nation-states,” one reviewer wrote.  For more on this important work, visit the book’s press webpage at:

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/U/bo19722744.html

 

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