Settler Soul-Searching and Sovereign Independence: The Monarchy in Rhodesia, 1965–1970

@article{Kenrick2018SettlerSA,
  title={Settler Soul-Searching and Sovereign Independence: The Monarchy in Rhodesia, 1965–1970},
  author={David Kenrick},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={44},
  pages={1077 - 1093}
}
  • David Kenrick
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
  • In the aftermath of Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) on 11 November 1965, Queen Elizabeth II became a contested icon in a struggle to define Rhodesian nationhood and identity. After UDI, rebel Rhodesians were forced to reconcile an act of treason against the Crown with a monarchism that permeated white settler society. This article moves beyond existing studies that focus upon the Queen as a diplomatic bargaining chip in the negotiations between the British and Rhodesian… CONTINUE READING