Dr Philip's Empire: One Man's Struggle for Justice in Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Dr Philip's Empire: One Man's Struggle for Justice in Nineteenth-Century South Africa

by Tim Keegan

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ISBN-13: 9781770227125
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Tim Keegan is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and obtained his PhD in African history from the University of London. After living and working in the UK and the USA, he spent five years in the African Studies Institute at Wits University before going to the History Department at the University of the Western Cape. In the mid-nineties he left to concentrate on research and writing. He has published several books including Rural Transformations in Industrialising South Africa, Colonial South Africa and the Origins of the Racial Order, Moravians in the Eastern Cape and the novels Waiting for the Moon, Tromp’s Last Stand and My Life with the Duvals. He has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Africa region) and the Caine Prize for African Fiction.

Table of Contents

Maps viii

Introduction 1

1 Beginnings 11

2 An empire of liberty and virtue? 19

3 Imagining Africa 43

4 Taking up the cudgels 63

5 A clique of arrant dissenters 81

6 To the far north 97

7 The battle joined at the centre of empire 107

8 Back into the lion's den 123

9 Frontiers under threat 147

10 A war for empire 179

11 Mr Buxton's committee 201

12 Colonial backlash 227

13 To the fur north again 249

14 Hope springs eternal 281

15 The world closes in 297

16 The dimming of the light 311

17 Aftermath 325

Conclusion 333

Notes 341

A note on sources 381

Bibliography 385

Index 403

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