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The politics, capital and labour of railway-building in the Cape Colony, 1870-1885

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This study examines the ambitions and requirements of British financial, manufacturing and other business interests, of different territorial and economic sectors of the colonial settlement in the Cape, and of the men who laboured on the railway works, and analyzes the changing economic and political relationships between them, as manifested in the agitations and arguments leading to the decision to build railways when and where they were built and in the process of railway-building itsel...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Modern History
Publication date:
1979
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
604788737
URN:
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Local pid:
td:604788737

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