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AuthorStephens, John J. (John Joseph), 1945-
TitleFuelling the empire [electronic resource] : South Africa's gold and the road to war / John J. Stephens
Imprint New York ; Chichester : Wiley, 2003
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Descript xix, 324 p., [8] p. of plates : ill


pt. 1. Irreconcilable expectations: Setting the stage ; British expectations at the Cape ; Expectations on the eastern frontier ; The parting of the ways ; The Transvaal unsettled -- pt. 2. Open borders across the Vaal: Foundation and colonization ; Gold to the rescue? ; From flawed to failed ; Britain to the rescue -- pt. 3. Gold, the mixed blessing: Economics, the gold standard and the British policy in South Africa ; Wars, concessions and a short boom -- Opening Pandora's box, mining the gold ; The challenge to mining -- pt. 4. Intrigue and confrontation: Afrikaner nationalism and railway politics ; A tale of two cities ; The conspiracy and the raid ; Power politics ; A short war, a long battle -- Epilogue

Gold mines and mining -- South Africa South African War 1899-1902 -- Causes South Africa -- Economic conditions -- To 1918 South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1836-1909 Electronic books.


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