ISBN-10:
0807849030
ISBN-13:
9780807849033
Pub. Date:
06/26/2001
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
From the Barrel of a Gun: The United States and the War against Zimbabwe, 1965-1980 / Edition 1

From the Barrel of a Gun: The United States and the War against Zimbabwe, 1965-1980 / Edition 1

by Gerald Horne

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ISBN-13: 9780807849033
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 06/26/2001
Edition description: 1
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Gerald Horne teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois and Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
IPreamble
Introduction: Rhodesia Retreats3
1.Toward Zimbabwe15
IIPower
2.The White Atlantic51
3.White (Cultural and Ideological) Power93
IIIPolicy
4.White House, Checkered Policy133
5.The Business of War169
IVPeople
6.Soldiers of Fortune201
7.Africans and African Americans241
Conclusion: Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the United States265
Notes287
Index303

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In the tradition of Walter Rodney, Gerald Horne brilliantly writes black history in a comparative and Pan-African context. From the Barrel of a Gun provides the best historical study to date on the African struggle to overthrow the white minority rule in Zimbabwe. Horne convincingly documents the central role of the United States in delaying the decolonization of Zimbabwe. This is an impressive and comprehensive study of modern African political history.—Manning Marable, Columbia University



This timely and brilliant contribution from Professor Horne breaks new ground in the depth and sophistication of its analysis. From the Barrel of a Gun takes the reader from the old American West to the last frontier of colonialism in Zimbabwe, viewing events through the lens of race, gender, and international intrigue.—Brenda Gayle Plummer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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