The concentration camps of the South African War: A social history

 

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dc.contributor.author van Heyningen, Elizabeth
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa en_ZA
dc.date 2014-04-01
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-29T19:35:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-29T19:35:47Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-29
dc.identifier.citation van Heyningen, E. 2014-09-29. The concentration camps of the South African War: A social history. Recorded lecture. UCT Summer School Lectures 2014. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7743
dc.description.abstract Although the issue of the concentration camps of the South African War remains hugely significant to Afrikaners, there has been surprisingly little research on them. This course will provide a new look at the camps, by locating them in the context of the late nineteenth century colonial world and drawing on a range of archival sources. Since high mortality was the great tragedy of the camps, a major focus will be a fresh look at the deaths, their causes and the reasons for the decline in mortality. There were more black camps than white camps and their history has been as much a political toy as that of the white camps. The course will attempt to place the story of the black camp inmates into perspective. It will conclude by considering the legacy of the camps, from the erection of the Vrouemonument to post-apartheid reconciliation and the forging of a new Afrikaner identity. LECTURE TITLES 1. Was there ground glass in the sugar? Looking at the history of the camps 2. Meat, milk, measles and mortality: disease and death 3. Drunken British doctors and Boer probationers: the practice of medicine 4. ‘Hewers of wood and drawers of water’: the black camps in perspective 5. The legacy of the camps Recommended reading Spies, S.B. 1977. Methods of Barbarism? Roberts and Kitchener and Civilians in the Boer Republics January 1900–May 1902. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau. Van Heyningen, E.B. 2013. The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History. Auckland Park: Jacana. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCT Summer School Lectures 2014 en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International en_ZA
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.subject south african war en_ZA
dc.subject concentration camp en_ZA
dc.subject anglo-boer war en_ZA
dc.subject south african history en_ZA
dc.title The concentration camps of the South African War: A social history en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation 2014. <i>The concentration camps of the South African War: A social history.</i> http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7743 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation . 2014. <i>The concentration camps of the South African War: A social history.</i> http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7743 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation . 2014. <i>The concentration camps of the South African War: A social history.</i> http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7743 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Other AU - van Heyningen, Elizabeth AB - Although the issue of the concentration camps of the South African War remains hugely significant to Afrikaners, there has been surprisingly little research on them. This course will provide a new look at the camps, by locating them in the context of the late nineteenth century colonial world and drawing on a range of archival sources. Since high mortality was the great tragedy of the camps, a major focus will be a fresh look at the deaths, their causes and the reasons for the decline in mortality. There were more black camps than white camps and their history has been as much a political toy as that of the white camps. The course will attempt to place the story of the black camp inmates into perspective. It will conclude by considering the legacy of the camps, from the erection of the Vrouemonument to post-apartheid reconciliation and the forging of a new Afrikaner identity. LECTURE TITLES 1. Was there ground glass in the sugar? Looking at the history of the camps 2. Meat, milk, measles and mortality: disease and death 3. Drunken British doctors and Boer probationers: the practice of medicine 4. ‘Hewers of wood and drawers of water’: the black camps in perspective 5. The legacy of the camps Recommended reading Spies, S.B. 1977. Methods of Barbarism? Roberts and Kitchener and Civilians in the Boer Republics January 1900–May 1902. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau. Van Heyningen, E.B. 2013. The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History. Auckland Park: Jacana. DA - 2014-09-29 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - south african war KW - concentration camp KW - anglo-boer war KW - south african history LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 T1 - The concentration camps of the South African War: A social history TI - The concentration camps of the South African War: A social history UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7743 ER - en_ZA


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