1887

n Historia - African reaction to white penetration : the central districts of the Transvaal in the 1870's

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Abstract

Although there has traditionally been more accent on violence and war between black and white in South African historiography, relations in the central districts of the South African Republic (ZAR) were dynamic in their own right. In the article an analysis is made of race relations issues, particularly relative to land and labour. Documents of a little known commission of 1871 were consulted extensively for information. An outstanding feature of the dynamics of the situation was that the blacks responded in an innovative manner on the pressures that were applied on them.

Hoewel daar in die verlede meer klem in die Suid-Afrikaanse historiografie op geweld en oorlogvoering in die verhouding tussen blank en swart gelê is, was die verhouding in die sentrale distrikte van die Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR) in eie reg dinamies. Aan die hand van veral die dokumente van die minder bekende kommissie van 1871, wat ondersoek oor rasseaangeleenthede in die ZAR ingestel het, maar in 'n groot mate net op die sentrale distrikte gefokus het, word 'n ontleding van hoofsaaklik aangeleenthede wat met arbeid en grond verband hou, gedoen. Die innoverende wyse waarop swartmense op blanke indringing en druk gereageer het, is die mees opvallende kenmerk in hierdie verband.

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2000-05-01
2016-12-08
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