The Boer War

Historiography and Annotated Bibliography


Author: Fred R. Van Hartesveldt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313306273

Category: History

Page: 255

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Provides a guide to the historiography of a war that is still debated in Great Britain and has significant nationalist overtones in South Africa.

The Rand at War, 1899-1902

The Witwatersrand and the Anglo-Boer War


Author: Diana Rose Cammack

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520068520

Category: History

Page: 222

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Diana Cammack provides a rich and readable account of events in the city of Johannesburg that led to the Anglo-Boer War, and she enhances our understanding of both the effects of British imperialism at the turn of the century and the development of the unique racial order of contemporary South Africa. Incorporating social, political, and military history, this work covers events on the Rand during the final year before the war including the flight of well over a hundred thousand black and white refugees in a few weeks of panic; refugee life at the coast; and work, politics, and life on the Rand and in the city between October 1899 and May 1902. Drawing on varied sources, the author provides new information for the specialist, including material on the infamous "Uitlander grievances," the motives and machinations of the Rand agitators, their role in Rand reconstruction, and their relationship with the British high commissioner, Sir Alfred Milner. The wealth of detail enhances the readability of the book which recounts this interesting period of South African history.

Rub Out My History


Author: Con Krüger

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625168942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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On the Insistence of Kevin, Con Kruger wrote this fascinating biography introducing the Krugers in South Africa and the Cunynghames in England. The Progenitor Jacob Kruger arrived in Table Bay, South Africa, during 1713. Kevin's family background is an admixture of French, Belgian, German and Royal English genes (well camouflaged to protect his pony breeding business in Sussex, England). The story is cast against the larger canvass of the war between the global British Empire and the two tiny independent Zar and OFS Boer Republics during the last 20 years of Queen Victoria's reign - a war described as barbaric. This shameful period in British history has remained largely unknown covered by a thick-veiled diplomatic silence. Lest the Empire's brutal cruelty to animals and other atrocities be forgotten, Kevin feels compelled to recall the details. Kevin goes further. These wrongs must be redressed. He is resolute that those in command of the Empire Army face charges of war crimes. Warning: This book contains material that may upset sensitive readers. Con Kruger, born January 1930, is an eighth generation offspring of progenitor Jacob Kruger, who married a manumitted slave daughter, Jannetjie Kemp. She started the Kruger clan by bearing Jacob eight children during the early 1700's. Con obtained a master's degree in psychopathology and a doctorate in industrial psychology from Stellenbosch University. He practiced as a consulting psychologist from 1952 to 1992. He has authored two historical dramas and four anthologies of Afrikaans poetry. He now lives at the southernmost tip of the African continent at Cape Agulhas. Publisher's website: http: //"

The Cambridge History of South Africa: Volume 2, 1885–1994


Author: Robert Ross,Anne Kelk Mager,Bill Nasson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316025675

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book surveys South African history from the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand in the late nineteenth century to the first democratic elections in 1994. Written by many of the leading historians of the country, it pulls together four decades of scholarship to present a detailed overview of South Africa during the twentieth century. It covers political, economic, social and intellectual developments and their interconnections in a clear and objective manner. This book, the second of two volumes, represents an important reassessment of all the major historical events, developments and records of South Africa and will be an important new tool for students and professors of African history worldwide, as well as the basis for further development and research.

Parliamentary Papers



Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Lawrence Richardson

Selected Correspondence (1902-1903).


Author: Lawrence Richardson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Society of Friends

Page: 219

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South African War Books

An Illustrated Bibliography of English Language Publications Relating to the Boer War of 1899-1902


Author: N.A

Publisher: P G De Lotz


Category: History

Page: 205

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With the hundredth of anniversary of the South African (or Boer) War of 1899-1902 fast approaching, the campaign is receiving increased attention from military enthusiasts of all types. R.G. Hackett's bibliography goes far beyond the bare listing of author, date, contents, etc. that one so often encounters, to become a unique evocation of the era. The original covers of over a hundred books of the period are shown, with several dozen in full color, often showing regimental badges and colors. Most books published before 1920 are covered, with the author drawing not only on previously published bibliographies, but the private records of London rare book dealers and individual collections such as that of the British actor Kenneth Griffith. With a more just society now prevailing in South Africa, the sympathy felt at the time for the Boers by some can once again be appreciated. In addition to many British regimental accounts, this compilation also contains accounts of women in the Boer war effort, Richard Harding Davis' shrewd observations, and the memoirs of a West Point graduate in the Irish-American Brigade in Boer service. South African War Books not only belongs in any comprehensive reference library, but will also be treasured by anyone seriously interested in the period of the colonial wars.

The War in South Africa

Its Cause & Conduct


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: N.A


Category: South African War, 1899-1902

Page: 156

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Dance in Chains

Political Imprisonment in the Modern World


Author: Padraic Kenney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199375763

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6979

States around the world imprison people for their beliefs or politically-motivated actions. Oppositional movements of all stripes celebrate their comrades behind bars. Yet they are more than symbols of repression and human rights. Dance in Chains examines the experiences of political prisoners themselves in order to understand who they are, what they do, and why it matters. This is the first book to trace the history of modern political imprisonment from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century. The letters, diaries, and memoirs of political prisoners, as well as the records of regime policies, relate the contest in the prison cell to political conflicts between regime and opposition. Padraic Kenney draws on examples from regimes ranging from communist and fascist to colonial and democratic, including Ireland, the United Kingdom, Poland, and South Africa. They include the Fenian Brotherhood, imprisoned in England and Ireland in the 1860s, and their successors during the Irish War of Independence and the Northern Ireland Troubles; Afrikaaners suspected of treason during the Boer War; socialists fighting for Polish freedom in the Russian Empire, and then Communists denouncing "bourgeois" rule in newly-independent Poland; the opponents of apartheid South Africa and stalinist Poland; and those imprisoned by the United States in Guantanamo Bay detention camp today. Some prisons are well-known; in others, inmates suffered in obscurity. Through self-organization, education, and actions ranging from solitary non-cooperation to mass hunger strikes, these prisoners transform their incarceration and counter states' efforts to control them. While considering the international movements that have sought to publicize the plight of political prisoners, Dance in Chains examines the actions of the prisoners themselves to find universal answers to questions about the meaning and purpose of their imprisonment.