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Part I: The Rise and Fall of the Basotho Nation

Chapter 1. The Formation of the Basotho Nation, 1820s-1870s
Chapter 2. The Loss of Economic Independence, 1870s-1890s

Part II: British Trading Monopoly and the Liberation Struggle

Chapter 3. Colonial Commerce, 1870s-1930s
Chapter 4. Basotho in Colonial Commerce, 1900s-1966
Chapter 5. The Political Struggle for Reform of Trade, 1900s-1966

Part III: Lesotho’s Postcolonial Counter-Revolution and Resistance to It

Chapter 6. The Developmental State and Lesotho’s Counter-Revolution, 1966-1986
Chapter 7. The Military Dictatorship and the Neoliberal Turn, 1986-2010s
Chapter 8. Business Politics and the Collapse of the Congress, 2000s-2020
Chapter 9. The Rise of a Chinese Trading Monopoly and of Mobile Money, 2000s-2020

Conclusion: Commerce as Politics


Commerce as Politics

The Two Centuries of Struggle for Basotho Economic Independence

Sean M. Maliehe

168 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-981-5 Hb Published (January 2021)

eISBN 978-1-78920-982-2 eBook