"... a very useful introduction to the major questions confronting historians of nineteenth-century South Africa.
Author: Thomas Dowson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"... a very useful introduction to the major questions confronting historians of nineteenth-century South Africa. It represents the end of the beginning of a new stage in historical research and writing." -- International Journal of African Historical Studies
H. Wright, "Political Transformations in the Thukela-Mzimkhulu Region of Natal,"
in Mfecane Aftermath, ed. Hamilton; Wright, "Dynamics of Power and Conflict," Ph
.D., 39, 4-2, 55, 209, 259-60. Wright's research draws extensively from oral ...
Author: Benedict Carton
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
The young black activists whose rejection of their parents' complacency led to the 1976 Soweto uprising and the eventual demise of apartheid are part of a long tradition of generational conflict in South Africa. In Blood from Your Children, Benedict Carton traces this intense challenge to an extraordinary and pivotal episode a century ago that bitterly divided families along generational lines. Facing a series of ecological disasters that crippled agriculture in the 1890s, African youths in colonial Natal and Zululand perceived their fathers' struggle to meet increased colonial demands as an act of betrayal. Young people engaged more frequently in premarital sex, while young men sparked widespread gang fights, and young women rejected traditional filial and marital obligations. In 1906, after the imposition of an onerous head tax on young men, this domestic turmoil exploded into an armed uprising known as Bambatha's Rebellion. The young men sought revenge by attacking both the African patriarchs whose apparent accomodation they considered traitorous and the colonial troops dispatched to quell the violence. After the Natal forces crushed the insurrection, some captured rebels faced trial for treason under martial law. Often, their fathers testified against them. While the military intervention eventually caused many more African youths to seek work in the mines, thus defusing generational turmoil, others moved to industrial centers in the wake of the uprising. These young people formed the vanguard of insurgent political groups that continue to play an important role in South African urban life. Through his lively and thorough presentation of the forces at work in Bambatha's Rebellion, Benedict Carton brings a fresh understanding to the tragic role of defiant youth and generational rivalry in African resistance.
Author: Timothy J. StapletonPublish On: 2006-01-01
New Wine in Old Bottles: The Persistence of Narrative Structures in the
Historiography of the Mfecane and Great Trek.” In Hamilton, Mfecane Aftermath.
Gladwin, F.P. “Historical Sketch of the Mpondomise Tribe as Taken from Vete, the
Son of ...
Author: Timothy J. Stapleton
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
From roughly 1818 to 1867, Faku was ruler of the Mpondo Kingdom located in what is now the north-east section of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Because of Faku’s legacy, the Mpondo Kingdom became the last African state in Southern Africa to fall under colonial rule. When his father died, Faku inherited his power. In a period of intense raiding, migration and state formation, he transformed the Mpondo polity from a loosely organized constellation of tributary groups to a centralized and populous state with effective military capabilities and a prosperous agricultural foundation. In 1830, Faku allowed Wesleyan missionaries to establish a station within his kingdom and they became his main channel of communication with the Cape Colony, and later Natal. Ironically, he never showed any serious inclination to convert to Christianity. From the 1840s to early 1850s, this Mpondo king played a central, yet often understated, role in the British colonization of South Africa. While over the years his territory and power declined, Faku remained quite astute in diplomatic negotiations with colonial officials and used his missionary connections to optimum advantage. Timothy J. Stapleton’s narrative and use of oral history paint a clear and remarkable portrait of Faku and how he was able to manipulate missionaries, neighbours, colonists and circumstances to achieve his objectives. As a result, Faku: Rulership and Colonialism in the Mpondo Kingdom (c.1780-1867) helps illuminate the history of the entire Cape region.
Author: Elizabeth A. EldredgePublish On: 2014-10-30
1800–30: The 'Mfecane' Reconsidered,” Journal of African History, 33, no.1 (
1992), 1–35;reprinted in Hamilton, ed., The Mfecane Aftermath, 123–161;
Elizabeth A. Eldredge, “Slave Raiding Acrossthe Cape Frontier,”in Elizabeth A.
Author: Elizabeth A. Eldredge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This scholarly account traces the emergence of the Zulu Kingdom in South Africa in the early nineteenth century, under the rule of the ambitious and iconic King Shaka. In contrast to recent literary analyses of myths of Shaka, this book uses the richness of Zulu oral traditions and a comprehensive body of written sources to provide a compelling narrative and analysis of the events and people of the era of Shaka's rule. The oral traditions portray Shaka as rewarding courage and loyalty, and punishing failure; as ordering the targeted killing of his own subjects, both warriors and civilians, to ensure compliance to his rule; and as arrogant and shrewd, but kind to the poor and the mentally disabled. The rich and diverse oral traditions, transmitted from generation to generation, reveal the important roles and fates of men and women, royal and subject, from the perspectives of those who experienced Shaka's rule and the dramatic emergence of the Zulu Kingdom.
The Mfecane Aftermath: ... 198 For the disputes surrounding the term Mfecane,
and over the processes involved, see J. D. Omer-Cooper, The Zulu Aftermath: A
Nineteenth Century Revolution in Bantu Africa, Longman, London, 1969; ...
Author: Alan Lester
Imperial Networks investigates the discourses and practices of British colonialism. It reveals how British colonialism in the Eastern Cape region was informed by, and itself informed, imperial ideas and activities elsewhere, both in Britain and in other colonies. It examines: * the origins and development of the three interacting discourses of colonialism - official, humanitarian and settler * the contests, compromises and interplay between these discourses and their proponents * the analysis of these discourses in the light of a global humanitarian movement in the aftermath of the antislavery campaign * the eventual colonisation of the Eastern cape and the construction of colonial settler identities. For any student or resarcher of this major aspect of history, this will be a staple part of their reading diet.
The Aftermath of the Aftermath . " South African Historical Journal 25 ( 1991 ) :
154 - 166 . This is a summary of the colloquium entitled “ The Mfecane Aftermath :
Towards a New Paradigm " . The title of the colloquium is notable in proclaiming
Author: David Westley
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Madison African
Further Reading Cobbing, J. “The Mfecane as Alibi': Thoughts on Dithakong and
Mbolompo.” Journal of African History, no. 29 (1988): pp.487–519. Hamilton, C. (
ed.). The Mfecane Aftermath: Reconstructive Debates in Southern African ...
Author: Kevin Shillington
Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.
Author: Charles H. FeinsteinPublish On: 2005-06-23
Mfecane aftermath : reconstructive debates in southern African history ,
Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press , 1995 . ORANGE FREE STATE
o Schoemansdal Limpopo R SOUTH Olifants R. Seizing the land : conquest and
Author: Charles H. Feinstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
This book examines five hundred years of South African economic history.
Author: Benigna de Jesus Lurdina Mateus Lisboa ZimbaPublish On: 1999
Today , the term “ Mfecane ” is part of the Zulu , Xhosa , and Sotho vocabularies .
Sources : Carolyn Hamilton , “ Introduction : History and Historiography in the
Aftermath , ” in The Mfecane Aftermath : Reconstructive Debates in Southern ...
Author: Benigna de Jesus Lurdina Mateus Lisboa Zimba
Author: Elena Fiddian-QasmiyehPublish On: 2014-06-12
(1995) The Mfecane Aftermath: Reconstructive Debates in Southern African
History. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press. Klaaren, J., and Ramji, J.
(2001) 'Inside Illegality: Migration Policing in South Africa after Apartheid'.
Author: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Political Science
Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences. Today the field encompasses both rigorous academic research which may or may not ultimately inform policy and practice, as well as action-research focused on advocating in favour of refugees' needs and rights. This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.
See Carolyn Hamilton, ed., The Mfecane Aftermath: Reconstructive Debates in
Southern African History (Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1995);
Peires, The Dead Will Arise, 55–56. 8. Peires, The Dead Will Arise, 249. 9. Peires
Author: Jay Riley Case
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The astonishing growth of Christianity in the global South over the course of the twentieth century has sparked an equally rapid growth in studies of ''World Christianity,'' which have dismantled the notion that Christianity is a Western religion. What, then, are we to make of the waves of Western missionaries who have, for centuries, been evangelizing in the global South? Were they merely, as many have argued, agents of imperialism out to impose Western values? In An Unpredictable Gospel, Jay Case examines the efforts of American evangelical missionaries in light of this new scholarship. He argues that if they were agents of imperialism, they were poor ones. Western missionaries had a dismal record of converting non-Westerners to Christianity. The ministries that were most successful were those that empowered the local population and adapted to local cultures. In fact, influence often flowed the other way, with missionaries serving as conduits for ideas that shaped American evangelicalism. Case traces these currents and sheds new light on the relationship between Western and non-Western Christianities.
The Mfecane Aftermath: Reconstructive Debates in Southern African History.
Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 307–21. —–— (1997). Material culture and
gender correlation: the view from Mabotse in the late nineteenth century.
Author: Peter Mitchell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Social Science
Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.
Author: Lindsay Frederick BraunPublish On: 2014-10-16
... spellings when no. 1 Alan Webster, “Unmasking the Fingo: The War of 1835
Revisited,” in The Mfecane Aftermath: Reconstructive Debates in Southern
African History, ed. Carolyn Hamilton (Johannesburg: University of Witwatersrand
Author: Lindsay Frederick Braun
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
In "Colonial Survey and Native Landscapes in Rural South Africa, 1850 - 1913," Lindsay Frederick Braun explores the technical processes and struggles surrounding the creation and maintenance of boundaries and spaces in South Africa in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Mfecane as Alibi : Thoughts on Dithakong and Mbolompo . Journal of African
History , Volume 29 : 487-519 , 1988 . Cobbing , Julian . Ousting the Mfecane :
Reply to Elizabeth Eldredge . In The Mfecane Aftermath : Towards a New ...
Publisher: Ste Publishers
The nineteenth century deserves to be called a turning point because of the significant events and the revolutionary changes that took place in the region now called South Africa. This work examines the nature of statehood at the beginning of the century, and traces how nation building proceeded in the nineteenth century."
Critical engagement with the notion of the mfecane was facilitated by the
publication ( from 1976 onward ) of a series of ... ed . , The Mfecane Aftermath :
Reconstructive Debates in Southern African History ( Johannesburg :
Author: African Studies Association of Australia and the PacificPublish On: 1991
London, Macmillan, 1996 'Old Wine in New Bottles: the Persistence of Narrative
Structures in the Historiography of the Mfecane and the Great Trek', The Mfecane Aftermath:Reconstructive Debates in Southern African History, ed. C. Hamilton ...
Author: African Studies Association of Australia and the Pacific
29 These Nguni26 For more on the causes and consequences of the dramatic
changes that took place during this time ... ed . , The Mfecane Aftermath (
Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press , 1996 ) ; Elizabeth Eldredge , “
Sources of ...
1800-1830 : The ' Mfecane Reconsidered , " in Hamilton , The Mfecane Aftermath
, 123 ; see also John Wright , " Beyond the Concept of the ' Zulu Explosion ' :
Comments on the Current Debate , " in Hamilton , The Mfecane Aftermath , 109 ...
Britain's overseas history has never been well supplied with comprehensive bibliographical aids, and, despite extensive public interest in the subject, the position has steadily worsened. Following the recent Oxford History of the British Empire, this volume is therefore designed to provide a general source of reference and bibliographical guidance, at once wide-ranging, up-to-date, and accessible.