This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the Zimbabwean struggle for independence in its international context. It is an analysis of the crucial support given to the Zimbabwean nationalists by the five Frontline States, namely Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia.
1. Introduction 2. The Alliance in Action 3. The High Price of Political Victory 4. Dependence of the Frontline Political Economies 5. Across the Negotiating Table: Allies of Rhodesia 6. Relative State Autonomy: Revolutionary Support for Zimbabwean Liberation 7. Limitations to State Autonomy: Populist Support for Zimbabwean Liberation 8. Legacy of the Frontline: Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC) 9. Conclusion