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“From the Cabins of Connemara to the Kraals of Kaffirland”: Irish Nationalists, the British Empire, and the “Boer Fight for Freedom”

Bruce Nelson

in Irish Nationalists and the Making of the Irish Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153124
eISBN:
9781400842230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153124.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Irish nationalism in the context of the British Empire and its rapid expansion in the second half of the nineteenth century. It focuses on Michael Davitt, who participated in ... More


Boers, Britons, and the ‘Black English’

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Britain controlled the Cape Colony from 1806, but substantial British settlement did not begin until 1820. In that year, 4,000 British settlers joined some 40,000 white Afrikaners of Dutch, German, ... More


Ulster and South Africa

Steve Bruce

in Conservative Protestant Politics

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293927
eISBN:
9780191685019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293927.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the history of two primary cases of religio-ethnic Protestantism and the role that religion has played in those two settings. At first, it traces the historic struggle of ... More


An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War

John Boje

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039560
eISBN:
9780252097652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039560.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The South African War (1899–1902), also called the Boer War and Anglo-Boer War, began as a conventional conflict. It escalated into a savage irregular war fought between the two Boer republics and a ... More


The Influence of Classical Ideas on the Anti-Slavery Debate at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (1795–1834)

John Hilton

in Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574674
eISBN:
9780191728723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the Cape, criticism from educated visitors, settlers, and missionaries created pressures which were instrumental in bringing about the emancipation of slaves in spite of the lack of any serious ... More


Remembering the South African War: Britain and the Memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the Present

Peter Donaldson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319686
eISBN:
9781781381038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319686.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Fostered by an increasingly literate public and burgeoning populist press, the South African War, in which over 22,000 soldiers of the British Empire died, catalysed a transition in British ... More


Shaw and Liberalism, 1896–1904

James Alexander

in Shaw’s Controversial Socialism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033723
eISBN:
9780813038117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033723.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Shaw the imperialist, opposing Liberalism again. Shaw persuaded the Fabian Society to support his argument that Socialism had absolutely nothing to do with the moral claims that ... More


Re-engaging the Boers

Edward M. Spiers

in The Victorian Soldier in Africa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061219
eISBN:
9781781700556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061219.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter emphasizes on an unprecedented challenge posed by the South African War on the Victorian army. The war eventually involved the services of 448,435 British and colonial troops in a series ... More


Bopedi

John Laband

in Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1836 an organized migration of 14,000 farmers (or Boers), known as the “Great Trek,” was under way north across the Orange River. As many as 14,000 Emigrant Farmers or Voortrekkers left Cape Town ... More


Sobhuza's Dream

John Laband

in Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the Swazi oral testimony, King Sobhuza I spoke of a dream that people of strange species entered his country and carried weapons of destruction. This dream was interpreted as a warning from the ... More


‘The Boers Are Killing Me’

John Laband

in Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the Boers of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek or South African Republic and their campaign against the resurgent Maroteng. The Boers were a militia with no structured military ... More


The Challenge of England’s Future: South Africa and Bulgaria, 1874–80

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In this chapter Froude’s single major engagement with political life is examined. It explores his period as agent of the Foreign Secretary Lord Carnarvon in the Cape colony and his ill-fated attempts ... More


Mary Kingsley

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at Kingsley’s post-mortem legacy: most immediately how her concern for Boer POWS was translated by her friend Alice Stopford Green into an investigation of the dire conditions in ... More


Occupation and Insurgency

John Boje

in An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039560
eISBN:
9780252097652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039560.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the four phases of the South African War of 1899–1902 in the Free State. The first two phases were characterized by conventional battles, with the Boers asserting themselves ... More


The Failure of Protection

John Boje

in An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039560
eISBN:
9780252097652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039560.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the British proclamation, issued by Lord Roberts two days after the occupation of Bloemfontein in February 1900, which promised that those who “desist from any further hostility ... More


From Neutrality to Collaboration

John Boje

in An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039560
eISBN:
9780252097652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039560.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines how the Boers went from neutrality to collaboration with the British during the South African War. It considers the many gradations in the process of alienation from the ... More


In Captivity

John Boje

in An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039560
eISBN:
9780252097652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039560.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the life of Boers held captive by the British during the South African War, with particular emphasis on inmates’ grievances relating to water, meat, clothing, work, and lack of ... More


White Man’s War

John Boje

in An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039560
eISBN:
9780252097652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039560.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Boers’ involvement in, and labors during, the South African War. It first considers the Boer–black relations, citing the Boers’ racist attitude toward blacks before and ... More


The Aftermath of War

John Boje

in An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039560
eISBN:
9780252097652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039560.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the aftermath of the South African War, focusing on the period from the conclusion of peace, when Lord (Horatio) Kitchener shook hands with the Boer delegates and pledged, “We ... More


Conclusion

John Boje

in An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039560
eISBN:
9780252097652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039560.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This book concludes with a discussion of three critical variables that determine the success of any military occupation and whether they were all met in the case of Winsburg after the end of the ... More


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