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England 1836: The spring that moves the world

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/9780300125214.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on London, one of the world's greatest and grandest cities. London was described as in equal parts oppressive and enthralling, growing at an astonishing pace, spreading rapidly ... More


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

Roger S. Levine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Born into a Xhosa royal family around 1792 in South Africa, Jan Tzatzoe was destined to live in an era of profound change—one that witnessed the arrival and entrenchment of European colonialism. As a ... More


Bethelsdorp 1811–1815: Oh Free Grace!

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/9780300125214.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the period when Jan Tzatzoe lived in the Reads' Bethelsdorp household, which served as a sanctuary for him. This period is important because, later on, the lives of Jan Tzatzoe ... 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


Makana's Kraal 1816: A Door to that Numerous Race is Opened

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/9780300125214.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Read's Xhosaland mission, where Joseph Williams, Jan Tzatzoe, and a few Khoisan assistants were granted permission to enter Xhosaland. At the time, the British were having a ... More


Introduction

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/9780300125214.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This book discusses the life of Jan Tzatzoe, an African leader and intermediary who flourished in the European world of the missionary, Reverend Read, who helped raise him from boyhood, and the ... More


Epilogue

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/9780300125214.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes how little of Jan Tzatzoe's life is publicly known, even though he helped build King William's Town. This is in contrast to John Brownlee, who was canonized as town father with ... More


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