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Volume 38, Issue 1, 2006
Author Bridget TheronSource: Kleio 38, pp 3 –24 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... ARTICLES Victorian women, gender and identity in the South African War: An overview Bridget Theron* In the latter decades of the nineteenth century the role of women in Britain and the settler societies throughout the British Empire was as yet heavily circumscribed. Gender studies and scholarly research into the links between gender and imperialism have blossomed since the 1980s and these have shown that Victorian women did have some limited agency, but that this was just beginning to develop and mature at about the time of the outbreak of the South African War (Anglo Boer War) of 1899? 1902. ..
Colonial intellectuals at the end of Empire : Manning Clark's Australia and Guy Butler's South AfricaAuthor Jonathan HyslopSource: Kleio 38, pp 25 –39 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Colonial intellectuals at the end of Empire: Manning Clark's Australia and Guy Butler's South Africa Jonathan Hyslop* It is increasingly coming to be recognised that one of the limitations of South African historiography is its insularity, although it remains uncertain how we might write South African history in a more `global' way. But one important dimension of the South Africa of the first half of the twentieth century that certainly needs to be reexamined is its position within the British Empire. In a world in which the nation state is the predominant unit, it is hard to keep in ..
Author Pawel StempowskiSource: Kleio 38, pp 40 –69 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Choosing respectability: The social mix of Cape Town between 1795 and 1840 Pawel Stempowski There were many changes in early nineteenth-century Cape Town. With the permanent arrival of the British in 1806, the city was transformed from the remnants of an undeveloped, highly regulated economy, administered by the eventually bankrupted Dutch East India Company, to `the capital of an expanding British Colony'. The arrival of the British brought with it the expansion of trade and the concomitant rise of a middle-class merchant strata that slowly increased its economic and social influence.1 Along with the British, came new administrators, soldiers ..
Author Pieter FourieSource: Kleio 38, pp 70 –94 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... DEBATE PIECE The politics of science and imperialism Pieter Fourie* They are landing with rulers, squares, compasses, Sextants White skin fair eyes, naked word and thin lips Thunder on their ships. ? Le?opold Senghor, Ethiopiques INTRODUCTION A discussion concerning the economic, social or political position of any one state or group of states vis-a?-vis others is historically bound. In saying this, a dialectic in terms of political historicism is implicitly stated. In this article, I will delineate such a political history of the interaction between science and imperialism. The concepts central to the discussion ? `science' and `imperialism' ? ..
A biography of a grandfather
Gandhi's Prisoner? The life of Gandhi's son, Manilal Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie : review articleAuthor Antony CopleySource: Kleio 38, pp 95 –102 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... REVIEW ARTICLE A BIOGRAPHY OF A GRANDFATHER Gandhi's andhi's Prisoner risoner? T ? The life of he Gandhi's son, andhi's Manilal anilal Uma ma Dhupelia- hupelia-Mesthrie esthrie Antony Copley Cape Town: Kwela Books, 2004, 419 pp. ISBN 0-7957-0176-4 African neighbours of Phoenix settlement named the bespectacled Manilal Gandhi, a great walker in the area, Mehomane, or `four-eyes'. We should be grateful to the author for writing this biography of her grandfather. She herself was born shortly after his death in 1956 and throughout her childhood regularly visited Phoenix. When the Kasturba Bhavan, the family home and the Kasturba Gandhi ..
Author Alan CobleySource: Kleio 38, pp 103 –105 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... BOOK REVIEWS OLIVER TAMBO: BEYOND THE ENGELI MOUNTAINS Luli Callinicos Claremont: David Philip, 2004, 672 pp., photos, notes, appendix, index. ISBN: 0-86486-642-9 (hardback); ISBN: 0-86486-666-9 (paperback) Oliver Tambo was one of the most significant leaders in the history of the African National Congress (ANC). A founder member of the ANC Youth League, he was one of the architects of the Congress Alliance, ANC Secretary-General from 1954, and Deputy President-General from 1959. During the late 1950s he was responsible for revising the ANC's constitution and he led the ANC's response to the breakaway of the Africanists and the emergence of ..
History after apartheid : Visual culture and public memory in a democratic South Africa, Anne E. Coombes : book reviewAuthor Paul S. LandauSource: Kleio 38, pp 106 –108 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... HISTORY AFTER APARTHEID: VISUAL CULTURE AND PUBLIC MEMORY IN A DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA Annie E. Coombes Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2003, ISBN: 0-822-3303-0601 (hardback); ISBN: 0-822-3303-7250 (paperback) Life changed greatly in South Africa in the 1990s, so perhaps it is inevitable that a literary snapshot of it, taken five or ten years ago, would appear somewhat out of date today. This is the case with the nonetheless engaging and enlightening book, History After Apartheid, by Annie Coombes. In her first, well-received monograph, Reinventing Africa (Yale Press, 1994), Coombes wrote about nineteenth-century Europe. She showed how the exhibition ..
Worlds of power : Religious thought and political practice in Africa, Stephen Ellis and Gerrie Ter Haar : book reviewAuthor Andrew PorterSource: Kleio 38, pp 108 –109 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... museums in the US or Germany limit their displays to Jews in the happy shtetls of the old county. There is a history of deliberate and genocidal destruction of the Cape San peoples, and poverty and alcoholism (and, still, joy) are part of their direct descendents' lives today. Where I deem Coombes to be most valuable, is in her general good sense, her attention to context, her eye for piquant detail. As several historians have shown, modern monuments, although thankfully not Mandela's upraised hand, arrive upon the public through compromise and negotiation. That is what she reveals for the ..
Africa in world history : From prehistory to the present, Erik Gilbert and Jonathan T. Reynolds : book reviewAuthor John LambertSource: Kleio 38, pp 109 –111 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY: FROM PREHISTORY TO THE PRESENT Erik Gilbert and Jonathan T. Reynolds Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2004, 398 pp., illus, plates, maps, bibl., index. ISBN 0-13-092907-7 For many years I have taught a course on African history to Roman Catholic seminarians, covering the whole gamut of the continent's history: from its earliest stone-age beginnings through until the present day and, in the process, placing developments and changes in Africa in the context of world history. It has always been extremely difficult to find a suitable textbook for first-level students, one that would provide them ..
Indigenous forests and woodlands in South Africa : Policy, people and practice, M.J. Lawes, H.A.C. Eeeley, C.M. Shackleton and B.G.S. Geach, eds. : book reviewAuthor John DargavelSource: Kleio 38, pp 111 –113 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND WOODLANDS IN SOUTH AFRICA: POLICY, PEOPLE AND PRACTICE M. J. Lawes, H. A. C. Eeeley, C. M. Shackleton and B. G. S. Geach, eds Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2004, 863 pp., ISBN 1-86914-050-8 What should a historian do if this 1, 6 kg, 900- page monster, written by 84 environmental experts comes thumping down on your desk? Do not try to read it all ? unlike this reviewer you do not have to ? but recommend it for the library and consider it as a source that you could mine in imaginative ways. Of course, if ..
Author George PoulosSource: Kleio 38, pp 113 –114 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... The second way that a historian might use the book is as a source for a history of science, and for this the references are invaluable. Thus I could find a reference to Hutchins' 1903 report on the Transvaal forests in chapter 4 (although it was missed in chapter 3 which is the only omission I found in this carefully prepared volume). The third and most challenging way would be to examine the consequences of the democratic revolution, using the case of environmental management and science displayed in this book. It is a rich topic because so much has ..
Author Andre WesselsSource: Kleio 38, pp 114 –117 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... choose to call them, provides a detailed description of some grammatical phenomenon in modern-day Standard Hausa. Advanced or specific material for specialists in the field has been presented as notes in the text itself and these are distinguished by a smaller font size. There are three kinds of notes that are distinguished, namely Analytical notes (AN), Dialect notes (DN) and Historical notes (HN). The author also discusses various aspects of the linguistic nature of Hausa by providing detailed phonological and morphological rules. Furthermore, he refers to historical hypotheses in order to throw light on synchronic linguistic issues. It is ..
Religion versus Empire? British Protestant missionaries and overseas expansion, 700 - 1914, Andrew Porter : book reviewAuthor Norman EtheringtonSource: Kleio 38, pp 117 –119 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Otto's work be interested in buying such a companion work ? if, indeed, it is ever produced? It is perhaps significant (and a great pity) that Stowell Kessler's thought-provoking D.Phil. thesis on the black concentration camps (University of Cape Town, 2003) has not yet found a publisher. Even more than 100 years after the end of the Anglo-Boer War, the concentration camp system is still a sensitive and emotional issue in certain Afrikaner (and other) circles; those who dare to air `alternative views' are often regarded with distrust ? even disgust. But the perpetuation of stereotyped views is not ..
The early mission in South Africa / Die vroeë sending in Suid-Afrika, 1799 - 1819, Karel Schoeman : book reviewAuthor Gerald GroenewaldSource: Kleio 38, pp 119 –122 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... THE EARLY MISSION IN SOUTH AFRICA/DIE VROEE? SENDING IN SUID-AFRIKA, 1799? 1819 Karel Schoeman Pretoria: Protea Book House, 2005, 272 pp., map, chronology, bibl., index. ISBN: 1- 9198525-42-8 Karel Schoeman's career as a historian shows an intriguing development. After concentrating on the history of the Free State during the 1980s, he gradually migrated south (and back in time), starting off (in 1993?4) with three articles in the South African Historical Journal on the London Missionary Society's short-lived stations among the San. The mid-1990s saw an outpouring of innovative and ground-breaking books on people connected to the early missionary movement in ..
Author Tilman DederingSource: Kleio 38, pp 122 –123 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... `non-white' missionaries was one Maart van Mosambiek. He belonged to Vos, who converted (but did not emancipate) him. Around the turn of the century, Maart proselytised the slaves of Roodezand, but when Vos returned to Europe in 1802, he was sold to the SAMS who used him to labour among his fellow slaves in Cape Town. In 1808 he joined van der Kemp who managed, finally, to have him emancipated and baptised. Changing his name to Andreas Verhoogd, he remained at Bethelsdorp for the rest of his life, and for a time both he and Corner worked there. The first ..