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Self-government and self-defence in South Africa: the inter-relations between British and Cape politics, 1846-1854

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Any person studying the history of the Cape Colony in the mid- Victorian years must soon grow aware of the contrast between what the imperial authorities said they intended to do and what they actually did. This is particularly obvious in the treatment of the frontier tribes, who lost their lands (and sometimes their lives) in the name of a policy described by one governor as based on 'morality and religion'. But it is also evident in many other spheres of government, and insistentl...

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St. Antony's College (University of Oxford)
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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