This book is very rare, Sir Roy was the second Prime Minister of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and died in 1991.
The product of 11 years of rearch, this first major history of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1953-1963, (supplemented by Lord Blake’s masterly foreword) is based on Sir Roy Welenskys unique private papers. So comprehensive are they that, when the official documents are released in this nineteen, nineties, historians are unlikely to discover much to alter this definitive work.
The Southern Rhodesians were slow to abandon racial practices and the Colonial Office was determined to advance rapidly to independence all its colonies on the basis of universal adult suffrage. Always hostile to the Federation. African nationalism flowered in the post-Suez climate. The inevitable result was MacMillan’s concessions to Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia of the right secede. The Federation could not endure. …..
Graham Publishing, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition.
The dust jacket is the slightest touch rubbed and edge worn, but remains very very good, whole and intact. Internally, there are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are pristine, crisp and complete. Tightly bound and presented handsomely in cellophane.