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South Africa: Leading African Insurance

Grietjie Verhoef

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the South African insurance industry. The first South African insurance company to be founded in Cape Colony was the Zuid-Afrikaansche Brand en Levensversekering ... More


The Case Studies

Robin Fincham, James Fleck, Rob Procter, Harry Scarbrough, Margaret Tierney, and Robin Williams

in Expertise and Innovation: Information Technology Strategies in the Financial Services Sector

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289043
eISBN:
9780191684678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289043.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents case studies on project management in the banking, insurance, and credit card sectors, focusing on four main types of projects: large-scale branch automation systems, ... More


Changes and Innovations in the Market

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The shift of Hong Kong's economy from manufacturing to services started in the mid-1980s and continued apace into the 1990s. The impact on the insurance industry could not have been more direct. ... More


Classing

Dan Bouk

in How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259178
eISBN:
9780226259208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259208.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the tension that existed in the late nineteenth century between life insurers’ efforts to class individuals into groups and their urge to smooth or average away individual ... More


The Century Turns, and the Hillmon Case Is Concluded: 1900–1903

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses developments following the jury verdict for Sallie Quinn Hillmon in the sixth and last trial of the case of Hillmon v. Mutual Life Insurance Company et al. Within weeks after ... More


The Hillmon Case Is Tried for the Last Time: 1899

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the sixth and final trial of the John Wesley Hillmon case that began and ended in 1899. The sixth and last trial of the case of Hillmon v. Mutual Life Insurance Company et al. ... More


No Man Is Your Captain: The Making of an Agitator

Jerry Gershenhorn

in Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469638768
eISBN:
9781469638775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638768.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in 1898, Louis Austin came of age in rural Halifax County in eastern North Carolina, during an era of increasing oppression of African Americans. Raised in the African Methodist Episcopal ... More


The Emergence of a Black Leader during the Age of Jim Crow and Black Racial Uplift in North Carolina

Reginald K. Ellis

in Between Washington and Du Bois: The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056609
eISBN:
9780813053516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056609.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter focuses on Shepard’s early education and career as a druggist, tax collector, cofounder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and superintendent of the International ... More


The Parties Ready Their Cases for Trial: 1879–1882

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the train of events that took place in the years 1879–1882 as the parties in the John Wesley Hillmon case readied themselves for trial. It first considers the affidavit made by ... More


The Supreme Court Hears a Case of “Graveyard Insurance”: 1892

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the Supreme Court's hearing of the John Wesley Hillmon case in1892. Four years after the third trial in the Hillmon case, the Supreme Court rendered its decision on the ... More


The Case Is Tried Twice More, and a Surprising Objection Is Made: 1884–1888

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the two trials of the John Wesley Hillmon case. The case of Hillmon v. Mutual Life Insurance Company et al. was called for a second trial on June 6, 1885. The jury selected ... More


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