Diamonds, Gold, and War The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa

ISBN-10: 1586486411

ISBN-13: 9781586486419

Edition: N/A

Authors: Martin Meredith

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Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced upon the world's richest deposits of diamonds and gold, setting off a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land. The result was the costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating war that Britain had waged in nearly a century, and the devastation of the Boer republics. The New Yorker calls this magisterial account of those years "[an] astute history.... Meredith expertly shows how the exigencies of the diamond (and then gold) rush laid the foundation for apartheid."
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List price: $21.99
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 9/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.518

Author's Note
Diamond Fever
Blue Ground
The Diggers' Revolt
Enter the Magnates
The Imperial Factor
Oom Paul
The Washing of Spears
The Diamond Bubble
The Stripping Clause
Dreams and Fantasies
The Road to the North
The German Spectre
The Most Powerful Company in the World
A Chosen People
The Corner House
A Marriage of Convenience
The Place of Slaughter
The Balance of Africa
To Ophir Direct
Kruger's Protectorate
Groote Schuur
A Bill for Africa
Not for Posterity
The Loot Committee
A Tale of Two Towns
The Randlords
The Rhodes Conspiracy
Jameson's Raid
Missing Telegrams
By Right of Conquest
The Richest Spot on Earth
The Great Game
The Drumbeat for War
The Fortunes of War
Marching to Pretoria
Scorched Earth
The Bitter End
The Sunnyside Strategy
Vukani Bantu!
The Black Ordinance
The Sphinx Problem
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