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Seleksies uit die briewe van President M.T. Steyn, 1904-1910

Author: M T Steyn; Con De Wet; E Van Heyningen; Chris Van der Merwe
Publisher: Cape Town : VRS/VRV, 2017.
Series: Van Riebeeck Society (Series), 2nd. ser., no. 48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : AfrikaansView all editions and formats
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"President M.T. Steyn is one of the heroes of Afrikaner history, leading the guerrilla war against the British from 1899-1902, and fiercely resisting submission. He was struck down by a neural disease in 1902 and was unable to participate in the negotiations that ended the war. In 1902 he went to Europe for treatment and, after a partial recovery, he returned to South Africa. Although he was unable to participate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: M T Steyn; M T Steyn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M T Steyn; Con De Wet; E Van Heyningen; Chris Van der Merwe
ISBN: 9780981426495 0981426492
OCLC Number: 1029077656
Language Note: Text in Afrikaans and Dutch with English translations.
Description: xxxviii, 205 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Title: Van Riebeeck Society (Series), 2nd. ser., no. 48.
Other Titles: Selections from the letters of President M.T. Steyn, 1904-1910
M.T. Steyn, briewe-letters
Responsibility: redakteurs Con de Wet, Elizabeth van Heyningen ; vertaler Chris van der Merwe = Selections from the letters of President M.T. Steyn, 1904-1910 / editors Con de Wet, Elizabeth van Heyningen ; translator Chris van der Merwe.

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"President M.T. Steyn is one of the heroes of Afrikaner history, leading the guerrilla war against the British from 1899-1902, and fiercely resisting submission. He was struck down by a neural disease in 1902 and was unable to participate in the negotiations that ended the war. In 1902 he went to Europe for treatment and, after a partial recovery, he returned to South Africa. Although he was unable to participate fully in post-war political events, he became an 'elder' statesman (still in his 40s) who was consulted by the leading South African politicians on such subjects as the creation of an Afrikaner nation, the self-government of the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony, and the making of Union. He returned briefly to political life as vice-chair of the National Convention in Durban, to decide the terms of Union. His determination to preserve a strong Afrikaner identity, combined with his wise counsel and generosity, made a great impression on the other participants, including old enemies like Dr L.S. Jameson. Sadly, his health was too poor for him to contribute to the new Union. The letters in this volume are an extraordinary record of courage and intelligence. Under other circumstances he might have played a much greater role in South Africa, even, perhaps, altering the course of events. At the same time, in the tempestuous, multi-cultural South Africa of today, 101 years after Steyn's death, many of his ideas are unacceptable, for, like his white compatriots, J.C. Smuts and J.X. Merriman, he could not imagine a society in which black men (let alone women) had a right to political equality. Yet this volume has relevance as it contributes, inter alia, to our understanding of political racism; of equal value is what it tells us about how to make a new country" -- Provided by publisher.

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