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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 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 adventure with transnational roots in American filibustering In The Cowboy Capitalist, renowned South African historian Charles van Onselen challenges a historiography of over 120 years, locating the raid in American rather than British history and forcing us to rethink the histories of at least three nations Through a close look at the little remembered figure of John Hays Hammond, a confidant of both Rhodes and Jameson, he discovers the American Old West on the South African Highveld This radical reinterpretation challenges the commonly held belief that the Jameson Raid was quintessentially British and, in doing so, drives splinters into our understanding of events as far forward as South Africa s critical 1948 general election, with which the foundations of Grand Apartheid were laid....

Title : The Cowboy Capitalist: John Hays Hammond, the American West, and the Jameson Raid in South Africa (Reconsiderations in Southern African History)
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ISBN : 0813941318
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : University of Virginia Press Reprint edition April 20, 2018
Number of Pages : 576 pages
File Size : 595 KB
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