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Sean Redding

Zephaniah Swift Moore Professor of History

Departmental affiliations: Black Studies; History

Professional and Biographical Information

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Ph.D Yale University

B.A. Swarthmore College

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Recent Publications

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Sorcery and Sovereignty: Taxation, Power and Rebellion in Rural South Africa. Ohio University Press, 2006.


"Faction Fights, Student Protest and Rebellion: The Politics of Beer-Drinks and Bad Food in the Transkei, South Africa, 1955-1963, African Studies Review, 2010.

 “Maybe Freedom Will Come from You”: Christian Prophecies and Rumors in the Development of Rural Resistance in South Africa, 1948-1961,” in Journal of Religion in Africa, 2010.

"Wasted Riches:  Robert Mugabe and the Desolation of Zimbabwe," in Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 2009 (co-authored with Sue Onslow).

 “Deaths in the Family:  Familial Violence and Witchcraft Accusations in Rural Transkei, South Africa, 1904-65,” in Journal of Southern African Studies, 2004.

 “Women and Gender Roles in Africa since 1918,” in Blackwell’s Companion to the History of Gender, edited by Teresa Meade and Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Basil Blackwell, 2004.

 “Witchcraft, Women, and Taxation in the Transkei, South Africa, 1930-63,” in Stepping Forward:  Black Women in Africa and the Americas, edited by Catherine Higgs, Earline Rae Ferguson, and Barbara Moss, Ohio University Press, 2002.

  “A Blood-Stained Tax:  Poll Tax and the Bambatha Rebellion in South Africa,” African Studies Review, 2000.