Zion in Africa: The Jews of Zambia

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 20.03.2017 - 400 Seiten
This work represents the definitive account of the Jewish community in central Africa. It tells the story of the coming of the first Jews to the area in the late 19th century, the heyday of the Jewish community in the mid-20th century, and its decline since Zambian independence. Dealing primarily with the Jewish traders in Zambia who flourished in the face of both anti-semitism and their own acute social dislocation, Macmillan explores a number of interrelated topics: the colonial office discussions about Jewish immigration in the 1930s, the attempts to settle refugees in Africa by both pro-and anti-semites, Jewish religious life in the region, and the remarkable cultural and professional role played by the Jewish settlers. Setting these issues in the context of a general history of southern and central Africa, this book constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of the economic history of the entire region. It will be of interest to both historians of Africa and anyone concerned with economic development, identity and immigrant communities.
 

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Jews on the Frontier
1
The Susman Saga the Early Years 190130
16
Jewish Networks the Line of Rail and the Growth of Towns 190539
38
A Wandering Jew Moss Dobkinss Story
70
The Copperbelt Boom Bust and Recovery 192439
82
Land of Milk and Honey Settlement Schemes and Immigration Debates 193439
103
Escape from the Holocaust
120
Bigger Business from the Depression to Independence 193064
133
Bigger Business Continued Independence and After
194
Religion
206
Politics
224
Intellectuals and Some Professionals
259
Conclusion
286
Epilogue 19992016
294
Notes and References
326
Sources
353

The Climax of the Community 194570
158
The Galaun Story
182

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Hugh Macmillan is Professor of History at the University of TranskeiNot available at this time.

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