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By D. Omissi, A. Thompson

This fascinating new publication marks an immense shift within the examine of the South African conflict. It turns consciousness from the war's a lot debated reasons onto its extra missed effects. a global workforce of students explores the myriad legacies of the warfare - for South Africa, for Britain, for the Empire and past. The broad creation units the contributions in context, and the dependent afterword deals thought-provoking reflections on their cumulative importance.

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Reitz, Commando: a Boer Journal of the Boer War (1929), p. xi. 16 A. Buckley, ‘“We’re Trying to Find our Identity”: Uses of History among Ulster Protestants’ in E. Tonkin, M. MacDonald, and M. Chapman (eds), History and Ethnicity (1989) for the general principle expounded here. 17 D. Moodie, The Rise of Afrikanerdom: Power, Apartheid and the Afrikaner Civil Region (Berkeley, 1975), pp. 11–12. 18 G. Schutte, ‘Afrikaner Historiography and the Decline of Apartheid: Ethnic Self-Reconstruction in Times of Crisis’ in Tonkin, Macdonald and Chapman, History and Ethnicity, p.

B. Nasson, The South African War, 1899–1902 (1999), p. 284. Introduction: Investigating the Impact of the War 17 23 Africanist historians have arrived a very similar conclusion but by a rather different route. They point to British and Boer collusion in reappropriating Boer farms, which had been seized by the African peasantry during the war, as key to the future of white domination. See Beinart, Twentieth-Century South Africa, p. 46. 24 See here Milner’s suspicions of Afrikaner disloyalty in the Cape, and his efforts to bolster the position of Cape loyalists by suspending the Colony’s constitution: M.

Marks, ‘Imperial Nursing and the South African War’ in Cuthbertson, Grundlingh and Suttie, Writing a Wider War; on Ladies’ Refugee Committees in South Africa see D. Cammack, The Rand at War: the Witwatersrand and the Anglo-Boer War, 1899–1902 (1990), Ch. 6; for the organizational challenges and political opportunities posed by the war to South African women see V. Bickford-Smith, E. van Heyningen and N. Worden, Cape Town in the Twentieth Century: an Illustrated Social History (Cape Town, 2000), pp.

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