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Author Manson, Andrew, 1948- author

Title Land, chiefs, mining : South Africa's North West Province since 1840 / Andrew Manson and Bernard K. Mbenga
Published Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 191 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Maps; Introduction; Chapter 1: 'The dog of the Boers'? Moiloa II of the baHurutshe; Chapter 2: The South African War and its aftermath 1899-1908; Chapter 3: Land, leaders and dissent 1900-1940; Chapter 4: 'Away in the locations': Life in the Bechuanaland Reserves 1910-1958; Chapter 5: Rural resistance: The baHurutshe revolt of 1957-58; Chapter 6: 'Blunting the prickly pear': Bophuthatswana and its consequences 1977-1994; Chapter 7: Modernity in the bushveld: Mining, national parks and casinos; Conclusion
Summary "Land, Chiefs, Mining, explores aspects of the experience of the Batswana in the thornveld and bushveld regions of the North-West Province, shedding light on defining issues, moments and individuals in this lesser known region of South Africa. Some of the focuses are: an important Tswana kgosi (chief) , Moiloa 11 of the Bahurutshe ; responses to and participation in the South African War and its aftermath, 1899-1907; land acquisition ; economic and political conditions in the reserves ; resistance to Mangope's Bophuthatswana; the impact of game parks and the Sun City resort; rural resistance and the liberation struggle; and African reaction to the platinum mining revolution." -- Publisher:
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 3, 2016)
Subject Blacks -- South Africa -- Transvaal -- History.
Chiefdoms -- South Africa -- North-West -- History.
Hurutshe (African people) -- History.
Land tenure -- South Africa -- North-West -- History.
Mines and mineral resources -- South Africa -- North-West.
Tswana (African people) -- South Africa -- North-West -- History.
North-West (South Africa) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Mbenga, Bernard, author
LC no. 2014499370
ISBN 186814772X (electronic bk.)
1868149927 (electronic bk.)
9781868147724 (electronic bk.)
9781868149926 (electronic bk.)