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The Resource 'Throwing down white man' : Cape rule and misrule in colonial Lesotho, 1871-1884, Peter Sanders

'Throwing down white man' : Cape rule and misrule in colonial Lesotho, 1871-1884, Peter Sanders

Label
'Throwing down white man' : Cape rule and misrule in colonial Lesotho, 1871-1884
Title
'Throwing down white man'
Title remainder
Cape rule and misrule in colonial Lesotho, 1871-1884
Statement of responsibility
Peter Sanders
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'I struck White Man, I threw him down' - this shout of triumph, taken from the vivid and dramatic praise poems of Chief Maama, a senior grandson of Moshoeshoe, encapsulates how completely the bonds of loyalty between the Basotho and their Cape Colonial rulers had been shattered. When in 1871 Britain handed over control of Basutoland to the Cape Colony, the Cape's attack on chiefly powers had been welcomed by many of the ordinary people. But then, in the interests of wider security and control, the Cape government determined to disarm the Basotho and thereby provoked a rebellion, the Gun War of 1880/81, from which the Basotho emerged undefeated and defiant. Their victory was of lasting significance and resulted in the withdrawal of Cape rule, the re-establishment of imperial rule, and the triumph of the chiefs. Peter Sanders, a distinguished historian of Lesotho, tells, using oral traditions and archival sources, the story of these years, placing at the centre of the book a compelling and absorbing study of the Gun War itself."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanders, Peter
Dewey number
968.85/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT2644
LC item number
.S26 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gun War, 1880-1881
  • Lesotho
  • Lesotho
  • Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
  • Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
  • Lesotho
  • Sotho (African people)
Label
'Throwing down white man' : Cape rule and misrule in colonial Lesotho, 1871-1884, Peter Sanders
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Morija, Lesotho : Morija Museum & Archives, c2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [272]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Magistrates and chiefs. Moshoeshoe the wise and Victoria the good -- Moshoeshoe's chiefdom, Letsie's inheritance -- The Cape government -- The attack on the chiefs -- 'Success' and fear -- The Moorosi War -- Conspiracy and confederation -- Disarmament and the confiscation of Quthing -- The descent to war -- Guns, chieftainship, land and drought -- The gun war. Predictions and prophecies -- The first phase of the war -- The second phase of the war -- The third phase of the war -- The collapse of the Cape rule. The mission of J.W. Sauer -- Joseph Millerd Orpen -- From 'ultimatum' to 'expectations' -- General Gordon -- Retreat and despair -- The final retreat -- Imperial rule and the triumph of the chiefs -- Conclusion
Control code
729347854
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780850366549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)729347854
Label
'Throwing down white man' : Cape rule and misrule in colonial Lesotho, 1871-1884, Peter Sanders
Publication
Note
Originally published: Morija, Lesotho : Morija Museum & Archives, c2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [272]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Magistrates and chiefs. Moshoeshoe the wise and Victoria the good -- Moshoeshoe's chiefdom, Letsie's inheritance -- The Cape government -- The attack on the chiefs -- 'Success' and fear -- The Moorosi War -- Conspiracy and confederation -- Disarmament and the confiscation of Quthing -- The descent to war -- Guns, chieftainship, land and drought -- The gun war. Predictions and prophecies -- The first phase of the war -- The second phase of the war -- The third phase of the war -- The collapse of the Cape rule. The mission of J.W. Sauer -- Joseph Millerd Orpen -- From 'ultimatum' to 'expectations' -- General Gordon -- Retreat and despair -- The final retreat -- Imperial rule and the triumph of the chiefs -- Conclusion
Control code
729347854
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780850366549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)729347854

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