A Condensed History of Rhodesia


In 1888, Cecil Rhodes and John Smith Moffat duped the king of the Ndebele people into a treaty which led to the expansion of British territory in Africa. From then until the late 1900s, Rhodesia was governed by a white minority. Read the show notes here.

Politician, farmer and fighter pilot Ian Smith (1919 - 2007) speaking on stage during his election campaign in Southern Rhodesia, 1964. Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Topics in this Podcast: 20th century, white supremacy, Cecil Rhodes, Rhodesia, Great Britain, African history, colonialism, Zimbabwe