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van Onselen, Charles


VAN ONSELEN, Charles. American, b. 1944. Genres: History, Local history/Rural topics. Career: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, junior research fellow; International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland, research officer; Centre for International and Area Studies, University of London, Ford Foundation research fellow, 1976-78; Yale University, New Haven, CT, visiting fellow, fall, 1978; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Institute for Advanced Social Research, and African Studies Institute, director, 1979-. Has worked as an ore-setter in the Free State gold fields. Publications: Chibaro: African Mine Labour in Southern Rhodesia, 1900-1933, 1976; (with I.R. Phimister) Studies in the History of African Mine Labour in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1978; Studies in the Social and Economic History of the Witwatersrand, 1886-1914, Vol 1: New Babylon, Vol 2: New Nineveh, 1982; The Seed Is Mine: The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper, 1894-1985, 1996. Address: c/o Hill & Wang, 19 Union Sq. W., New York, NY 10003, U.S.A.

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