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Words cannot be found : German colonial rule in Namibia : an annotated reprint of the 1918 Blue Book

Author: Jeremy Silvester; Jan-Bart Gewald; South-West Africa. Administrator's Office.
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003.
Series: Sources for African history, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 1918 'Blue Book' Report on the Natives of South-West Africa and Their Treatment by Germany, is based on the voluntary statements taken under oath of no less than 50 African witnesses. This testimony was combined with numerous German colonial documents to produce not only a stinging indictment of German colonial policy in German South West Africa, but also a number of detailed eyewitness accounts of the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
South-West Africa. Administrator's Office.
Words cannot be found.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003
(OCoLC)606982239
Online version:
South-West Africa. Administrator's Office.
Words cannot be found.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003
(OCoLC)607770734
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Silvester; Jan-Bart Gewald; South-West Africa. Administrator's Office.
ISBN: 9004129812 9789004129818
OCLC Number: 51855244
Description: xxxvii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
List of Illustrations --
Footsteps and tears: an Introduction to the Construction and Context of the 1918 Blue Book --
REPORT ON THE NATIVES OF SOUTH-WEST AFRICA AND THEIR TREATMENT BY GERMANY --
Preface --
Part One: Natives and German Administration --
I: How German influence was introduced into South-West Africa --
II: First acquisitions of land --
III: Germanys declared policy in regard to the native races --
IV: First steps after annexation --
V: The massacre at Hornkrantz --
VI: Leutwein and the Protection Agreements --
VII: Native population statistics --
VIII: The Hereros of South-West Africa --
IX: Confiscation of Herero cattle by the German Government --
X: The German traders and how they traded --
XI: Gradual appropriation of Hereroland and violation of Herero customs --
XII: The value set on native life by the Germans --
XIII: The outbreak of the Herero rising and the humanity of the Herero --
XIV: Preliminary steps and treachery of the Germans --
XV: How the Hereros were exterminated --
XVI: The Hottentots of South-West Africa --
XVII: Laws and customs of the Hottentots --
XVIII: The Hottentots under German protection --
XIX: The Bondelswartz rising of 1903 and the general Hottentot Rising of 1904-7 --
XX: The treatment of the Hottentots in war and of the Hereros and Hottentots after surrender --
XXI: The Berg-Damaras of South-West Africa --
XXII: The policy of Germany after the great rising of the natives up to the British conquest of South-West Africa in 1915 --
XXIII: The Bastards of Rehoboth --
XXIV: The Ovambos of South West-Africa --
XV: The Bushmen of South West-Africa --
Part Two: Natives and the Criminal Law --
I: The native as an accused person --
II: The position of a native when complainant --
III: The relations between Germans and natives as evinced in Criminal proceedings after our occupation --
Appendices --
Bibliography --
Index --
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Series Title: Sources for African history, v. 1.
Other Titles: Report on the natives of South-West Africa and their treatment by Germany.
Responsibility: by Jeremy Silvester and Jan-Bart Gewald.
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This annotated source publication detailing the first genocide of the twentieth century, provides interested readers with African voices and perspectives on German colonial rule in Namibia.  Read more...

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'Silvester and Gewald's annotated reprint of the 1918 British Blue book.. offers a chilling glimpse of colonial violence and monumental injustice.' J.O. Gump, University of San Diego Recommended by Read more...

 
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