Public Health at the Border of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, 1890–1940

African Experiences in a Contested Space

Francis Dube



This book is the first major work to explore the utility of the border as a theoretical, methodological, and interpretive construct for understanding colonial public health by considering African experiences in the Zimbabwe-Mozambique borderland. It examines the impact of colonial public health measures such as medical examinations/inspections, vaccinations, and border surveillance on African villagers in this borderland.


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Francis Dube is Associate Professor of History at Morgan State University, USA. He specializes in the history of the environment and health in Southern Africa.