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Zephaniah Swift Moore Professor of HistoryAmherst College
Courses in Fall 2007
Courses in Fall 2008
Courses in Fall 2011
Courses in Fall 2012
Professional and Biographical Information
Ph.D Yale University
B.A. Swarthmore College
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.