Sarah Heckford: A Lady Trader in the Transvaal

Overview

A LADY TRADER IN THE TRANSVAAL presents the South African adventures of Sarah Heckford, a once famous but now forgotten Anglo-Irish gentlewoman. After treking to the Transvaal in 1878, this intrepid woman served as governess, doctor, builder, nurse, and farmer. When her farm failed, she broke through the barriers of gender and class to make her fortune as a smous or peddler -trading with the Africans and Afrikaners of the remote bush-veldt. Caught up in the Anglo-Boer War of 1879-1880, she survived the ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $59.46   
  • New (1) from $59.46   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

A LADY TRADER IN THE TRANSVAAL presents the South African adventures of Sarah Heckford, a once famous but now forgotten Anglo-Irish gentlewoman. After treking to the Transvaal in 1878, this intrepid woman served as governess, doctor, builder, nurse, and farmer. When her farm failed, she broke through the barriers of gender and class to make her fortune as a smous or peddler -trading with the Africans and Afrikaners of the remote bush-veldt. Caught up in the Anglo-Boer War of 1879-1880, she survived the hundred-day siege of Pretoria only to find the British dishonored and herself financially ruined. Silver's introduction to SARAH HECKFORD: A LADY TRADER IN THE TRANSVAAL examines Heckford's eventful life both before and after the events of her book and contextualizes her both as a "traveler in petticoats" and an atypical trader. It explores Heckford's attitudes to war and empire and to Africans and Afrikaners as it seeks to reveal the private selves of this unique and multifaceted woman. CAROLE G. SILVER is Professor of English at Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women. A recipient of a PhD from Columbia University and of Woodrow Wilson and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, she has written widely on Victorian literature, art, and culture, notably on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism. Her recent works include STRANGE AND SECRET PEOPLES: FAIRIES AND VICTORIAN CONSCIOUSNESS (Oxford, 1999), an introduction to an international exhibition of the paintings of William Holman Hunt, and a forthcoming collection of Southern African folk tales.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602350830
  • Publisher: Parlor Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)