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Peter Baxter, author and historian. Join me as we explore themes and tales of modern history, mainly African history, but not always...

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Peter Baxter, author and historian. Join me as we explore themes and tales of modern history, mainly African history, but not always...

    African Decolonization

    African Decolonization

    Welcome to Episode 9 of the Peter Baxter History Podcast. I think we have at last put aside the imperial and colonial era, and we will start dealing now in more detail with matters of liberation and revolution which I think is one of the most interesting phases of African history. This episode just runs through a few anecdotal phases… Read more →

    • 55 min
    History of Rhodesia Part V – The Last Chapter

    History of Rhodesia Part V – The Last Chapter

    This is the last in my series of programes dealing with the history of Rhodesia. It plots the beginning of the land crisis, and the war that brought the liberation of the colony in 1980. From here we will start to deal with the general African liberation movement in From here we will start to deal with the general African… Read more →

    • 54 min
    History of Rhodesia Part IV – The Pioneer Column and a New Colony

    History of Rhodesia Part IV – The Pioneer Column and a New Colony

    Welcome to episode four of my overview of Rhodesian history. I am using these episodes as a vehicle to illustrate the general period of aggressive British territorial aquisition in Africa, that took place in last decade of the 19th century. We also touch on the subject of land in this episode, and I hope it will help listeners understand how… Read more →

    • 44 min
    History of Rhodesia Part III

    History of Rhodesia Part III

    Welcome to Part III of the History of Rhodesia. This part deals with with the arrival in South Africa of Cecil John Rhodes, and his emergence as one of the principal financial and political personalities on the British imperial stage. It also covers the first phase of frontier diplomacy between British and indigenous powers for control of the Mashonaland territory.… Read more →

    • 41 min
    The History of Rhodesia Part II

    The History of Rhodesia Part II

    This is the second in my multi part series, the History of Rhodesia. I thought I would begin with an overview of the pre-colonial history of Zimbabwe, to set the stage for what will probably be quite a Eurocentric study. Rhodesia was a white construct, and the war that decided its future was a race war. There were many preconceptions… Read more →

    • 48 min
    The History of Rhodesia Part I

    The History of Rhodesia Part I

    This is episode one in what I hope will be a three part series in the history and founding of Rhodesia. Rhodesia was, of course, the colonial iteration of Zimbabwe, and it was perhaps the most challenging phase of British imperial history in Africa, hence the amount of time that will be devoted to it. I am fully expecting some… Read more →

    • 34 min

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