Slave Emancipation and Racial Attitudes in Nineteenth-century South Africa (BOK)

R.L. Watson

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This book examines the social transformation wrought by the abolition of slavery in 1834 in South Africa's Cape Colony. It pays particular attention to the effects of socioeconomic and cultural changes in the way both freed slaves and dominant whites adjusted to the new world. It compares South Africa's relatively peaceful transition from a slave to a non-slave society to the bloody experience of the US South after abolition, analyzing rape hysteria in both places as well as the significance of changing concepts of honor in the Cape. Finally, the book examines the early development of South Africa's particular brand of racism, arguing that abolition, not slavery itself, was a causative factor; although racist attitudes were largely absent while slavery persisted, they grew incrementally but steadily after abolition, driven primarily by whites' need for secure, exploitable labor.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter R.L. Watson
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107022003
Antall sider 334 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 600 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form African history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Slavery & abolition of slavery