Boer War

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The Boer War, Fought between British forces and the Dutch descendents in South Africa from 1899 to 1902, was an epic war of heroism, but also one of bungling, cunning, and barbarism. It had an extraordinary cast of characters -- not only leading men like Churchill, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts, Botha, and Kitchener, but also minor characters like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Gandhi, and Emily Hobhouse. The war revealed the ineptitude of the British military and widespread anti-Semitism. It exposed the ...
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The Boer War, Fought between British forces and the Dutch descendents in South Africa from 1899 to 1902, was an epic war of heroism, but also one of bungling, cunning, and barbarism. It had an extraordinary cast of characters -- not only leading men like Churchill, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts, Botha, and Kitchener, but also minor characters like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Gandhi, and Emily Hobhouse. The war revealed the ineptitude of the British military and widespread anti-Semitism. It exposed the corrupt underside of imperialism and brought into being the most dreaded of all war time creations, the concentration camp. Denis Judd and Keith Surridge's new history of the Boer War presents a fresh view of the conflict and debunks several myths. There was not, for instance, a straight-forward divide between Boers and British. Many Boers fought on the British side, and many British were pro-Boer, denouncing their own side's "methods of barbarism." In fact, in the history of the two communities, the war was an uncharacteristically violent collision. Although it led to some long-standing resentments, the overriding aim of both sides was to maintain European supremacy and to keep Africans and Indians "in their place." The sensitivity the British displayed to the Afrikaner volk in the peace treaty is evidence of this as was the continued division of power and spoils that lasted until the end of the Apartheid era. This new history of the Boer War is a gripping retelling of this military conflict. Even more importantly, it is the chronicle of a dispute with aftereffects that haunted the world throughout the entire twentieth century.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781403961501
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/19/2003
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Denis Judd is Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History at the University of North London and most recently the author of Empire: The British Imperial Experience from 1765 to the Present. (He wrote two BBC radio programs on the Boer War to mark the centenary of its outbreak.) He lives in London.

Dr. Keith Surridge teaches at Queen Mary College, London, and Notre Dame University, and is the author of Managing the South African War 1899-1902 . He lives in London.
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Table of Contents

Illustrations vii
Acknowledgements ix
Maps x
Preface xv
Introduction: An Irrepressible Conflict? 1
Part I The Background to the War
1. British Rule, Confrontation and Compromise, 1815-1886 17
2. The Descent to War, 1886-1899 32
Part II The Combatants
3. The British Army 55
4. Rallying the Empire 76
5. The Boers 89
Part III The Campaigns, 1899-1902
6. The Opening Battles (October 1899) 105
7. The Disasters of Black Week (December 1899: the battles of Stormberg, Magersfontein and Colenso, and their less disastrous prelude) 118
8. Humiliation (January and February 1900: the battles of Spion Kop and Vaal Krantz) 131
9. 'I think God we have kept the flag flying' (The besieged towns of Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking) 138
10. The Turn of the Tide (February 1900: the relief of Kimberley, the battle of Paardeberg, the relief of Ladysmith) 159
11. Marching to Pretoria (and Johannesburg) (The British advance through the Boer republics, the relief of Mafeking, the start of the guerrilla war) 173
12. Methods of Barbarism? (December 1900 to October 1901: the guerrilla war, farm burning, the concentration camps) 187
13. Seeking Peace (March 1900 to June 1901) 197
14. The Final Battles (May 1901 to May 1902) 208
Part IV The Ambivalences of War
15. Big Business, Capitalism and the War 221
16. The Last of the Gentlemen's Wars? 228
17. The Pro-Boers 238
18. Foreigners and the War 247
19. The Press and the War 251
20. The Literature of the War 257
Part V The Peace
21. The Talks Begin 269
22. Taking Stock 281
23. Peace at Last 287
The Aftermath: Winners and Losers 298
Appendix 1 Chronology 303
Appendix 2 Some Leading Figures 308
Appendix 3 Abbreviations 311
Notes 312
Bibliography 323
Index 332
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