Publications

Click on PDF version for open access pre-print versions of my articles and book chapters.

Books

White Mineworkers on Zambia’s Copperbelt, 1926-74: In a Class of Their Own (Brill: Leiden, forthcoming)

Edited books

Born with a Copper Spoon. A Global History of Copper and How it Fed the Modern World, 1830-1980 (Vancouver: University of British Colombia Press, forthcoming) [with Robrecht Declercq and Hans Otto Frøland]

Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa, 1930s–1990s (London: Routledge, 2020). [with Danelle van Zyl-Hermann] [Open Access]

Journal articles

‘Race at Work: A Comparative History of Mining Labor and Empire on the Central African Copperbelt and the Fushun Coalfields, c. 1907-1945’, International Labor and Working-Class History (forthcoming, 2021) [with Limin Teh]

‘‘Ain’t I a bastard, well I received my training in Aussie’: The life of Frank Maybank, an Australian trade unionist in Central Africa’, Labour History (forthcoming, 2021).

Revisiting White Labourism: Working-Class Whiteness in Twentieth-Century Southern Africa’, International Review of Social History, 66, 3 (2021): 469-491 [with Danelle van Zyl-Hermann] [Open Access]

“A Fundamental Human Right”? Mixed-Race Marriage and the Meaning of Rights in the Postwar British Commonwealth’, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 63, 3 (2021): 655-684 [with Jon Piccini] [Open access PDF]

‘Not Wholly Justified’: The Deferred Pay Interest Fund and Migrant Labour in South Africa’s Gold Mining Industry, c.1970-1990’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 47, 3 (2021): 1-21 [with Michael Glover] [PDF version]

Rebalancing the historical narrative or perpetuating bias? Digitizing the archives of the Mineworkers’ Union of Zambia’, History in Africa, 48 (2021): 1-21. [Open access PDF]

Africa–EU relations and natural resource governance: understanding African agency in historical and contemporary perspective‘, Review of African Political Economy, 47, 166 (2020): 585-603. [with Hans Otto Frøland and Tshepo Gwatiwa] [PDF version]

‘Aliens’ on the Copperbelt: Zambianization, nationalism and non-Zambian Africans in the mining industry’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 45, 5 (2019): 859-75. [PDF version]

Race and Class in the Postwar World: The Southern African Labour Congress‘, International Labor and Working-Class History, 94 (2018): 133-55. [PDF version]

Trouble in paradise: The 1958 white mineworkers’ strike on the Zambian Copperbelt’, Extractive Industries and Society, 4, 4 (2017): 707-16. [PDF version]

“There are worse places than Dalmuir!” Glaswegian riveters on the Clyde and the Copperbelt‘, Labour History Review, 80, 3 (2015): 273–92. (Awarded the 2015 Labour History Review essay prize) [PDF version]

The World of European Labour on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1940-1945‘, International Review of Social History, 60, 2 (2015): 225-55. [Open access PDF]

Book Chapters

‘American Mining Engineers and the Global Copper Industry, c.1880-1945’, in Robrecht Declerq, Hans Otto Frøland and Duncan Money (eds.), Born with a Copper Spoon. A Global History of Copper and How it Fed the Modern World, 1830-1980 (Vancouver: University of British Colombia Press, forthcoming).

‘Zambia: Changes in Occupational Structure and Key Industrial Sectors, 1900-2000’, in Andrew Cohen and Rory Pilossof, Labour and Economic Change in Southern Africa c.1900-2000: Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi (London: Routledge, 2021), 104-153 [with Andrew Cohen and Rory Pilossof]

Divergence and Convergence on the Copperbelt: White mineworkers in comparative perspective, 1911-63’, in Miles Larmer, et. al. (eds.), Across the Copperbelt: Urban & Social Change in Central Africa’s Borderland Communities (James Currey: Woodbridge, 2021), pp. 77-100. [Open access]

Underground Struggles: The Early Life of Jack Hodgson’, in Klaas van Walraven (ed.), The Individual in African History: The Importance of Biography in African Historical Studies (Leiden: Brill, 2020), pp. 170-193. [PDF version]

The Dog that Didn’t Bark: White Mineworkers at Zambian Independence’ in Duncan Money and Danelle van Zyl-Hermann (eds.), Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa, 1930s-1990s (London: Routledge, 2020), pp. 154-172. [Open Access]

South Africa’s Divided Trade Unions and the International Labour Movement’ in Stefano Belluci and Holger Weiss (eds.), The Internationalisation of the Labour Question: Ideological Antagonism, Workers’ Movements and the ILO since 1919 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), pp. 383-408. [PDF version]

‘Introduction: India in Edinburgh, 1780 to the present day’, in Roger Jeffrey (ed.), India In Edinburgh, 1750s to the Present (London: Routledge, 2019), pp. 1-21. [with Roger Jeffrey]

Encyclopaedia entries

‘Sources for the History of the Copperbelt’, Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of African History (forthcoming, 2021).

Thesis

‘No matter how much or how little they’ve got, they can’t settle down’: a social history of Europeans on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1926-1974, D.Phil. in History, University of Oxford, 2016.

Essays and Reviews

‘Review: General Labour History of Africa: Workers, Employers and Governments, 20th and 21st Centuries ed. Stefano Bellucci and Andreas Eckert’, International Review of Social History (forthcoming, 2022).

‘A Trove for Historians of Africa: Reflections from the International Studies Group and Research Associates’, History Australia (forthcoming, 2021) [with Ana Stevenson, George Bishi, Victor Gwande, Kundai Manamere, Rebecca Swartz and Sarah-Jane Walton]

The Global History of Labor and Race: Foundations and Key Concepts’, JSTOR Daily, 30 April 2021. [with Limin Teh]

Class, Race and Empire: The White Working Class in Historical Perspective’, The Sociological Review, 30 April 2021.

Repurchasing the Family Silver: Zambia nationalises its copper mines again’, ASCL Africanist Blog, 19 February 2021. [with Jennifer Chansa]

Whiteness in Southern Africa’, Africa is a Country, 5 April 2020. [with Danelle van Zyl-Hermann]

White Mineworkers at Zambian Independence’, Africa is a Country, 5 April 2020.

Review: The Long Shadow of the British Empire: The Ongoing Legacies of Race and Class in Zambia by Juliette Bridgette Milner Thornton’, Zambia Social Sciences Journal, 4, 1 (2013), 66-68.

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