Money, Banking and Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence

  title={Money, Banking and Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence},
  author={Tinashe Nyamunda},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={746 - 776}
  • Tinashe Nyamunda
  • Published 3 September 2017
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
ABSTRACT Based on archival research conducted mainly at the Bank of England, the National Archives of Zimbabwe, Central Archival Repository in Pretoria and the Cory Library at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, the article examines the financial planning of the Rhodesian Front (RF) government (1962–1979) in the making of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) of 11 November 1965. Its rebellion against Britain occurred in a period of decolonisation characterised by the attainment of… 
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