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Author Legassick, Martin, author

Title The politics of a South African frontier : the Griqua, the Sotho-Tswana and the missionaries, 1780-1840 / Martin Chatfield Legassick ; introduction by Robert Ross
Published Basel, Switzerland : Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (418 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- The Sotho-Tswana people before 1800 -- The evolution of a frontier society, 1700-1775 -- The frontier zone and colonial policy, c. 1770-1815 -- The development of the Griqua state, 1800-1820 -- The frontier zone in Transorangia, 1800-1820 -- The Griqua and the colonial government, 1815-1826 -- Dislocation in Transorangia, 1820-1826 -- The new balance of power, 1826-1832 -- John Philip, Robert Moffat, and the Griqua, 1819-1832 -- Griqua expansionism, I: Andreis Waterboer in Transorangia, 1832-1836 -- Griqua expansionism, II: church and state at Griquatown and Philippolis, 1836-1842 -- The decline of Griqua hegemony -- Conclusion
Summary This book publishes Martin Legassick's influential doctoral thesis on the preindustrial South African frontier zone of Transorangia. The impressive formation of the Griqua states in the first half of the nineteenth century outside the borders of the Cape Colony and their relations with Sotho-Tswana polities, frontiersmen, missionaries and the British administration of the Cape take centre stage in the analysis. The Griqua, of mixed settler and indigenous descent, secured hegemony in a frontier of complex partnerships and power struggles. The author's subsequent critique of the ""frontier tradi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Griquas -- Missions -- South Africa
Sotho (African people) -- Missions -- South Africa
Tswana (African people) -- Missions -- South Africa
Griquas -- History
Missions -- South Africa -- History
Bilingual & multilingual dictionaries.
HISTORY -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
HISTORY -- Africa -- South -- General.
Politics and government.
Tswana (African people) -- Missions.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- To 1836.
South Africa -- History -- To 1836.
Northern Cape (South Africa) -- History
South Africa.
South Africa -- Northern Cape.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ross, Robert, author of introduction, etc
Legassick, Martin. Griqua, the Sotho-Tswana and the missionaries, 1780-1840
ISBN 9783905758559