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The cowboy capitalist : John Hays Hammond, the American West, and the Jameson raid in South Africa

Author: Charles Van Onselen; Robert E May
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2018. ©2017
Series: Reconsiderations in southern African history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First University of Virginia Press editionView all editions and formats
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The Jameson Raid was a pivotal moment in the history of South Africa, linking events from the Anglo-Boer War to the declaration of the Union of South Africa in 1910. For more than a century, the failed revolution has been interpreted through the lens of British imperialism, with responsibility laid at the feet of Cecil Rhodes. Yet, the raid was less a serious attempt to overthrow a Boer government than a wild  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Named Person: John Hays Hammond; John Hays Hammond
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Van Onselen; Robert E May
ISBN: 9780813941318 0813941318
OCLC Number: 1010958008
Notes: "Originally published in 2017 by Jonathan Ball Publishers, South Africa, a division of Media24 (Pty) Ltd."
Description: xviii, 557 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Robert E. May --
Introduction. looking up from the last of history --
North Atlantic revolutions and South African realities : plotting urban insurrection in an agrarian economy, September 1894 --
American sway and acquisitive ways : capitalist culture and the foundations of the Witwatersrand, c1890-1899 --
The makings of Cowboy Jack : John Hays Hammond and the Wild West, 1855-1883 --
Cowboy capitalists, part I :trails in the northern Rockies, 1882-1892 --
Cowboy capitalists, part II :the siege of Bunker Hill and flight, 1892-1893 --
Ghost riders of the Coeur d'Alene :the pursuit of Hammond, Johannesburg, 1893-1894 --
Sheriff Bob blinks and Cowboy Jack steps up : Johannesburg sunlight, San Francisco shadow, 1894-1895 --
Rivalries in the camp :the Beit boys and the Rhodes boys, c1890-1895 --
Dr. Jim's American outriders and medicine men, c1891-1895 --
Wisps and curls rising above the brew : a chronological outline of the plot, c1894-1895 --
Cowboy Jack's secret aspirations : abducting the president and the District of Columbia template, October-December 1895 --
Rangers and rustlers, c. October-mid-December, 1895 --
Cowboy Jack talks fast and fires blanks : from revolutionary imperialist to republican constitutionalist in four days, 29 December 1895 to 2 January 1896 --
The big roundup : a weak agrarian state corrals ascendant mining capitalists, 3-9 January 1896 --
Intelligence and counterintelligence networks in Johannesburg and Pretoria, c1890-1895 --
State attorney versus state president, 1894-1895 --
Mobilisation and manoeuvring, 1895-1896 --
Managing the aftermath, 1895-1896 --
Agents, conspirators and collaborators : buying time, saving face, 1895-1896 --
Organising a rescue party for Cowboy Jack :the Old South reaches out to Washington, DC, 1896 --
The Kruger government in the saddle and Uncle Sam has a word with Oom Paul, 1896 --
Smoking the peace pipe without inhaling : Hammond and Jameson, c1895-1896 --
Aligning fact and fiction : regaining a reputation lost, c1895-1899 --
Back in a country fit for cowboy heroes : Hammond's American success renewed, 1899-1906 --
The phantom vice president : greasing the squeaky wheels of big business, c1906-1913 --
From the court of St James's to the Mexican revolution : diplomacy and the dark arts, c1910-1914 --
Hammond, Mexico and transnational capitalism, c1909-1917 --
A uniform of greed : sword of colonialism, shield of law, c1913-1920 --
Riding shotgun into history : the Old West negotiates the 20th century, c1914-1936 --
Conclusion. John Hays Hammond and the Jameson raid read as American imperial history --
Notes --
A cautionary note: the historiography of the Jameson raid.
Series Title: Reconsiderations in southern African history.
Responsibility: Charles van Onselen.

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