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NASSON, Bill. Abraham Esau's War : A Black South African War in the Cape, 1899-1902. Cambridge, New York, Port Chester, Melbourne, Sydney : Cambridge University Press, (1991). First Ediiton. Pp (12),xiii-xxvi,1-245,(1). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
African Studies Series, no. 68.
"The South African War 1899-1902 is no longer treated as 'a white man's war' by historians. Black South Africans were drawn into service by both sides, and the war affected the black communities in a variety of complex ways. Dr Nasson has written a closely focused regional studyof the conflict in the Cape Colony, describing the dramatic participation of black people in the conduct of the war, and their subsequent exclusion from the fruits of peace. (The Abraham Esau, of the title, a patriotic coloured artisan, was murdered by Boer guerrillas.) Dr Nasson sets the conflict in the context of Cape political culture and social life at the turn of thecentury. This is a major contribution to South African and Imperial history." (from the dj).
1. Introduction: perspectives and place.
2. Colonial state, imperial army and peacekeeping.
3. The politics of patriotism.
4. Arms and patriotism: town guards and district militia.
5. Moving Lord Kitchener: military transport and supply work.
6. The republican guerrilla war in the countryside.
7. Martyrdom, myth and memory: Abraham Esau's war.
8. Treason offenders and their antagonists.
9. Peace and reconquest.
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Title: Abraham Esau's War : A Black South African War in the Cape, 1899-1902. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, Port CHester, Melbourne, Sydney, 1991, ISBN:0521385121: 1991
ISBN Number: 0521385121
ISBN Number 13: 9780521385121
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