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Southern Africa, 1795–1910

Christopher Saunders and Iain R. Smith

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0026
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

During the course of the nineteenth century, the growing British presence profoundly shaped South Africa. At the beginning of the century, there was no certainty that British rule would continue; by ... More


Genealogies: The Evangelical Revival, Methodism, and Pioneer Mission Work in the Cape Colony, 1790s–1820s

Fiona Vernal

in The Farmerfield Mission: A Christian Community in South Africa, 1838-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199843404
eISBN:
9780199950546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843404.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter one places the Evangelical Revival in its European context especially the birth and significance of Methodism and the formation of missionary societies to spread the Gospel to Africa. ... 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


The Fruit of the Vine? An Augmented Endowments-Inequality Hypothesis and the Rise of an Elite in the Cape Colony

Johan Fourie and Dieter von Fintel

in The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659036
eISBN:
9780191749032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659036.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The arrival of European settlers at the Cape in 1652 marked the beginning of what would become an extremely unequal society. Comparative analysis reveals that certain endowments exist in societies ... More


Bringing the Chain of Missions Back to the Eastern Cape: A Novel Turn in Methodist Missions

Fiona Vernal

in The Farmerfield Mission: A Christian Community in South Africa, 1838-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199843404
eISBN:
9780199950546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843404.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

With a chain of six missions already established between the 1820s and 1830s, Methodist missionaries had no plans to create new settlements in the Cape Colony until war brought African refugees over ... More


The Social Function of Literature: 1800–1850

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with two related issues associated with the public lectures and literary journals at the Cape in the first half of the nineteenth century. First, it reflects on the origins in ... More


Humanism and Racism: 1850–1900

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter reflects first on how the connection between liberal humanism and colonial racism is formulated in the writings of certain key thinkers of the late nineteenth century in Britain and the ... More


South Africa: saving the White voters from being ‘utterly swamped’

Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

in Equal Subjects, Unequal Rights: Indigenous People in British Settler Colonies, 1830-1910

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060038
eISBN:
9781781700334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060038.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the voting rights and political outcomes of the intensified appropriation of Indigenous lands by British settler colonists in South Africa from the 1870s to 1910. By the ... More


The World Insured South Africa: Early Insurance Activities of Insurance Companies in South Africa, 1820–1910

Grietjie Verhoef

in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198739005
eISBN:
9780191802157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739005.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter investigates the roots of the first insurance companies in the Cape Colony and other British colonies in southern Africa. Most were branches of British firms and firms from other British ... More


The Colonial Subject and Shakespeare: 1916

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Israel Gollancz's lavish collection commemorating the tercentenary of William Shakespeare's death, A Book of Homage to Shakespeare, includes homage with words of praise written by Solomon Plaatje, a ... More


South Africa: better ‘the Hottentot at the hustings’ than ‘the Hottentot in the wilds with his gun on his shoulder’

Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

in Equal Subjects, Unequal Rights: Indigenous People in British Settler Colonies, 1830-1910

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060038
eISBN:
9781781700334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060038.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the expansion of the British Empire and early political developments in the British settler colonies in South Africa from the late 1830s to around 1870. The British took over ... More


Minorities against English Studies: The 1930s

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter shows that the figure of the Victorian gentleman critic casts a long shadow over English criticism in the twentieth century, and that all critics writing after World War I define ... More


South Africa

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

There was a history of tension between the British colonies along the coast of South Africa at the Cape and in Natal, as well as in the inland Dutch republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free ... 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


Bushman's River Pass

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/9780300180312.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The uKhahlamba is a chain of mountains that divided the British Colony of Natal from Basutoland. This chapter narrates Major Anthony Dunford's expedition to the uKhahlamba with the aim of taking the ... 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


Xhosaland 1810: His Longing Desire to Return to Our Place

Roger S. Levine

in A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes Reverend James Read's accident as he was about to cross the Cape Colony's eastern border at the Sundays River. The description goes thus. His horse suddenly slips on a muddy ... More


King William's Town 1838–1845: The war of words is the best war

Roger S. Levine

in A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Jan Tzatzoe's meeting with the newly appointed Governor of the Cape Colony, Sir George Napier after landing in Cape Town in February 1838. In this meeting, Tzatzoe received a ... More


Africa

Elizabeth Elbourne

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II: Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199644636
eISBN:
9780191838941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644636.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Anglicanism had a limited institutional presence in Africa in the long eighteenth century, not least because the British were largely confined to slave forts before the acquisition of the Cape Colony ... More


Kat River 1816–1818: How is this, Major Fraser?

Roger S. Levine

in A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the missionary adventure of Joseph Williams, which began in the winter of 1816. While ivory hunters, Boer traders, and the occasional runaway have crossed from the Cape Colony ... More


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