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Guns, Race, and Power in Colonial South Africa

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ISBN-10: 1107403960

ISBN-13: 9781107403963

Edition: 2012

Authors: William Kelleher Storey

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In this book, William Kelleher Storey shows that guns and discussions about guns during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries were fundamentally important to the establishment of racial discrimination in South Africa. Relying mainly on materials held in archives and libraries in Britain and South Africa, Storey explains the workings of the gun trade and the technological development of the firearms. He relates the history of firearms to ecological, political, and social changes, showing that there is a close relationship between technology and politics in South Africa.
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Guns in colonial South African history
Early colonialism and guns at the Cape up to 1795
Guns, conflict, and political culture along the Eastern Frontier, 1795-1840
Hunting, warfare, and guns along the Northern Frontier, 1795-1868
Capitalism, race, and breechloaders, 1840-80
Guns and the Langalibalele Affair, 1873-5
Guns and confederation, 1875-6
Risk, skill, and citizenship in the Eastern Cape, 1876-9