The bouquet of freedom : social and economic relations in the Stellenbosch district, c1870-1900

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Bundy, Colin en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Scully, Pamela en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-20T12:32:54Z
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dc.date.issued 1987 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Scully, P. 1987. The bouquet of freedom : social and economic relations in the Stellenbosch district, c1870-1900. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21838
dc.description Bibliography: pages 112-130. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The thesis explores the effects on the wine growing district of Stellenbosch of the transformations in the political economy of the Cape Colony in the late nineteeth century. It is the first in depth study of Stellenbosch District and also contributes to other historical analyses concerned with the impact of industrialisation on rural society. Primary sources used include archival records, newspapers and the annual reports of the district branch of the Standard Bank. Labour legislation passed in the aftermath of slavery was most successful in tying labour to the farms when the labour market was confined to the agrarian sector. The mineral and transport revolutions of the late nineteenth century brought about the first major reformulation of social and economic relations in the Western Cape since emancipation. Between cl878 to 1896 wine farmers were hit by the general recession of the 1880s, by the excise tax on brandy, by phylloxera and by periodic labour shortages. Farmers, especially those capitalising their agricultural production, looked to the Zuid Afrikaansche Boere Beskermings Vereeniging and later the amalgamated Afrikaner Bond to press for state aid to wine farmers. In the late nineteenth century farmers finally experienced the implications of the proletarianisation of the rural underclass. Many labourers left to work in the growing urban sector, on the Public Works or in self employment as market gardeners. Farmers in Stellenbosch, like their peers in other societies confronting the implications of industrialisation, regarded labour mobility as illegitimate. They felt threatened by outbreaks of arson and theft, but also by the labourers' new assertiveness. For a time labour relations on the farms took place in a context where labourers had a measure of leverage against the power of the farmer. By 1910 the farmers' world had been righted and this was no longer the case. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Agricultural laborers - South Africa - Cape of Good Hope - History en_ZA
dc.subject.other Wine and wine making - South Africa - Cape of Good Hope - History en_ZA
dc.title The bouquet of freedom : social and economic relations in the Stellenbosch district, c1870-1900 en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Scully, P. (1987). <i>The bouquet of freedom : social and economic relations in the Stellenbosch district, c1870-1900</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21838 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Scully, Pamela. <i>"The bouquet of freedom : social and economic relations in the Stellenbosch district, c1870-1900."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1987. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21838 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Scully P. The bouquet of freedom : social and economic relations in the Stellenbosch district, c1870-1900. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1987 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21838 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Scully, Pamela AB - The thesis explores the effects on the wine growing district of Stellenbosch of the transformations in the political economy of the Cape Colony in the late nineteeth century. It is the first in depth study of Stellenbosch District and also contributes to other historical analyses concerned with the impact of industrialisation on rural society. Primary sources used include archival records, newspapers and the annual reports of the district branch of the Standard Bank. Labour legislation passed in the aftermath of slavery was most successful in tying labour to the farms when the labour market was confined to the agrarian sector. The mineral and transport revolutions of the late nineteenth century brought about the first major reformulation of social and economic relations in the Western Cape since emancipation. Between cl878 to 1896 wine farmers were hit by the general recession of the 1880s, by the excise tax on brandy, by phylloxera and by periodic labour shortages. Farmers, especially those capitalising their agricultural production, looked to the Zuid Afrikaansche Boere Beskermings Vereeniging and later the amalgamated Afrikaner Bond to press for state aid to wine farmers. In the late nineteenth century farmers finally experienced the implications of the proletarianisation of the rural underclass. Many labourers left to work in the growing urban sector, on the Public Works or in self employment as market gardeners. Farmers in Stellenbosch, like their peers in other societies confronting the implications of industrialisation, regarded labour mobility as illegitimate. They felt threatened by outbreaks of arson and theft, but also by the labourers' new assertiveness. For a time labour relations on the farms took place in a context where labourers had a measure of leverage against the power of the farmer. By 1910 the farmers' world had been righted and this was no longer the case. DA - 1987 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1987 T1 - The bouquet of freedom : social and economic relations in the Stellenbosch district, c1870-1900 TI - The bouquet of freedom : social and economic relations in the Stellenbosch district, c1870-1900 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21838 ER - en_ZA


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