Merchants, commissioners and wardmasters : municipal politics in Cape Town, 1840-1854

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Le Cordeur, B A en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Warren, Digby en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-22T07:55:05Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-22T07:55:05Z
dc.date.issued 1986 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Warren, D. 1986. Merchants, commissioners and wardmasters : municipal politics in Cape Town, 1840-1854. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7604
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 260-272. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Merchants,Commissioners and Wardmasters: Municipal Politics in Cape Town, 1840-854 explores the social, political and economic changes and conflicts that helped to determine Cape Town's evolution in the mid nineteenth century. The focus lies on the dominant classes who were involved in municipal and colonial affairs. This study critically examines the thesis, first propounded by Tony Kirk, of class rivalry between Cape Town's 'aristocracy', the mercantile elite, and the rising commercial middle class which dominated the municipal executive. It also investigates the intra-institutional relations between the municipal commissioners (the executive) and wardmasters (members of the junior board of the municipality), and the role played by the municipality in Cape politics. In filling a gap that exists in the growing body of academic research on the history of Cape Town, this dissertation aims to make an original contribution to the field of South African urban history. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other African Studies en_ZA
dc.title Merchants, commissioners and wardmasters : municipal politics in Cape Town, 1840-1854 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 Warren, D. (1986). <i>Merchants, commissioners and wardmasters : municipal politics in Cape Town, 1840-1854</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7604 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Warren, Digby. <i>"Merchants, commissioners and wardmasters : municipal politics in Cape Town, 1840-1854."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1986. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7604 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Warren D. Merchants, commissioners and wardmasters : municipal politics in Cape Town, 1840-1854. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1986 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7604 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Warren, Digby AB - Merchants,Commissioners and Wardmasters: Municipal Politics in Cape Town, 1840-854 explores the social, political and economic changes and conflicts that helped to determine Cape Town's evolution in the mid nineteenth century. The focus lies on the dominant classes who were involved in municipal and colonial affairs. This study critically examines the thesis, first propounded by Tony Kirk, of class rivalry between Cape Town's 'aristocracy', the mercantile elite, and the rising commercial middle class which dominated the municipal executive. It also investigates the intra-institutional relations between the municipal commissioners (the executive) and wardmasters (members of the junior board of the municipality), and the role played by the municipality in Cape politics. In filling a gap that exists in the growing body of academic research on the history of Cape Town, this dissertation aims to make an original contribution to the field of South African urban history. DA - 1986 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1986 T1 - Merchants, commissioners and wardmasters : municipal politics in Cape Town, 1840-1854 TI - Merchants, commissioners and wardmasters : municipal politics in Cape Town, 1840-1854 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7604 ER - en_ZA


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