The Scots in South Africa

The Scots in South Africa

by John M. MacKenzie, Nigel R. Dalziel
     
 

The description of South Africa as a "rainbow nation" has always been taken to embrace the black, brown, and white peoples who constitute its population. But each of these groups can be sub-divided and in the white case, the Scots have made one of the most distinctive contributions to the country's history. Now available in paperback, this book is a

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The description of South Africa as a "rainbow nation" has always been taken to embrace the black, brown, and white peoples who constitute its population. But each of these groups can be sub-divided and in the white case, the Scots have made one of the most distinctive contributions to the country's history. Now available in paperback, this book is a full-length study of their role from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. It highlights the interaction of Scots with African peoples, the manner in which missions and schools were credited with producing "Black Scotsmen" and the ways in which they pursued many distinctive policies. It also deals with the inter-weaving of issues of gender, class, and race as well as with the means by which Scots clung to their ethnicity through founding various social and cultural societies. This book offers a major contribution to both Scottish and South African history and in the process illuminates a significant field of the Scottish Diaspora that has so far received little attention.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719087837
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Series:
Studies in Imperialism Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
534,668
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

John MacKenzie is Professor Emeritus at Lancaster University and Hon. Professor at St Andrews, Aberdeen and Stirling Universities, and Hon. Fellow at Edinburgh University.

Nigel Dalziel is a freelance writer and researcher who holds a doctorate of Lancaster University and was formerly a museum curator.

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