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Fuelling the empire : South Africa's gold and the road to war

Author: John J Stephens
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than a century following its discovery, South Africa held little interest for the imperial powers of Europe. When gold was discovered there toward the end of the nineteenth century, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John J Stephens
ISBN: 0470850671 9780470850671
OCLC Number: 51568172
Description: xix, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Irreconcilable expectations: Setting the stage ; British expectations at the Cape ; Expectations on the eastern frontier ; The parting of the ways ; The Transvaal unsettled --
pt. 2. Open borders across the Vaal: Foundation and colonization ; Gold to the rescue? ; From flawed to failed ; Britain to the rescue --
pt. 3. Gold, the mixed blessing: Economics, the gold standard and the British policy in South Africa ; Wars, concessions and a short boom --
Opening Pandora's box, mining the gold ; The challenge to mining --
pt. 4. Intrigue and confrontation: Afrikaner nationalism and railway politics ; A tale of two cities ; The conspiracy and the raid ; Power politics ; A short war, a long battle --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: John J. Stephens.
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