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The Resource Diamonds, gold, and war : the British, the Boers, and the making of South Africa, Martin Meredith

Diamonds, gold, and war : the British, the Boers, and the making of South Africa, Martin Meredith

Label
Diamonds, gold, and war : the British, the Boers, and the making of South Africa
Title
Diamonds, gold, and war
Title remainder
the British, the Boers, and the making of South Africa
Statement of responsibility
Martin Meredith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A history of the tumultuous period leading up to the 1910 founding of the modern state of South Africa explores how the discovery of vast diamond and gold deposits led to a fierce struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the region
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meredith, Martin
Dewey number
968.04/81
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1894
LC item number
.M47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • Diamond industry and trade
  • Gold industry
  • Afrikaners
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South African War, 1899-1902
Label
Diamonds, gold, and war : the British, the Boers, and the making of South Africa, Martin Meredith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [539]-550) 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
  • 3.
  • pt. 10
  • 44.
  • The Sunnyside strategy
  • 45.
  • Vukani Bantu!
  • 46.
  • The Black Ordinance
  • 47.
  • The sphinx problem
  • Epilogue
  • Kimberley
  • Chapter notes
  • Select bibliography
  • Index
  • 4.
  • The diggers' revolt
  • 5.
  • Enter the magnates
  • pt. 2
  • 6.
  • The imperial factor
  • 7.
  • Map
  • Oom Paul
  • 8.
  • The washing of spears
  • 9.
  • Majuba
  • pt. 3
  • 10.
  • The diamond bubble
  • 11.
  • The stripping clause
  • Author's note
  • 12.
  • Dreams and fantasies
  • 13.
  • The road to the north
  • 14.
  • The German spectre
  • 15.
  • The most powerful company in the world
  • pt. 4
  • 16.
  • Introduction
  • A chosen people
  • 17.
  • Johannesburg
  • 18.
  • The corner house
  • 19.
  • A marriage of convenience
  • pt. 5
  • 20.
  • The place of slaughter
  • pt 1
  • 21.
  • The balance of Africa
  • 22.
  • To Ophir direct
  • 23.
  • Kruger's protectorate
  • pt. 6
  • 24.
  • Groote Schuur
  • 25.
  • 1.
  • A bill for Africa
  • 26.
  • Not for posterity
  • 27.
  • The Loot Committee
  • pt. 7
  • 28.
  • A tale of two towns
  • 29.
  • The randlords
  • Diamond fever
  • 30.
  • The Rhodes conspiracy
  • 31.
  • Jameson's raid
  • 32.
  • Missing telegrams
  • 33.
  • By right of conquest
  • pt. 8
  • 34.
  • 2.
  • The richest spot on earth
  • 35.
  • Nemesis
  • 36.
  • The great game
  • 37.
  • The drumbeat for war
  • 38.
  • Ultimatums
  • pt. 9
  • Blue ground
  • 39.
  • The fortunes of war
  • 40.
  • Marching to Pretoria
  • 41.
  • Scorched earth
  • 42.
  • The bitter end
  • 43.
  • Envoi
Control code
167764014
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 570 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781586484736
Lccn
2007034540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)167764014
Label
Diamonds, gold, and war : the British, the Boers, and the making of South Africa, Martin Meredith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [539]-550) 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
  • 3.
  • pt. 10
  • 44.
  • The Sunnyside strategy
  • 45.
  • Vukani Bantu!
  • 46.
  • The Black Ordinance
  • 47.
  • The sphinx problem
  • Epilogue
  • Kimberley
  • Chapter notes
  • Select bibliography
  • Index
  • 4.
  • The diggers' revolt
  • 5.
  • Enter the magnates
  • pt. 2
  • 6.
  • The imperial factor
  • 7.
  • Map
  • Oom Paul
  • 8.
  • The washing of spears
  • 9.
  • Majuba
  • pt. 3
  • 10.
  • The diamond bubble
  • 11.
  • The stripping clause
  • Author's note
  • 12.
  • Dreams and fantasies
  • 13.
  • The road to the north
  • 14.
  • The German spectre
  • 15.
  • The most powerful company in the world
  • pt. 4
  • 16.
  • Introduction
  • A chosen people
  • 17.
  • Johannesburg
  • 18.
  • The corner house
  • 19.
  • A marriage of convenience
  • pt. 5
  • 20.
  • The place of slaughter
  • pt 1
  • 21.
  • The balance of Africa
  • 22.
  • To Ophir direct
  • 23.
  • Kruger's protectorate
  • pt. 6
  • 24.
  • Groote Schuur
  • 25.
  • 1.
  • A bill for Africa
  • 26.
  • Not for posterity
  • 27.
  • The Loot Committee
  • pt. 7
  • 28.
  • A tale of two towns
  • 29.
  • The randlords
  • Diamond fever
  • 30.
  • The Rhodes conspiracy
  • 31.
  • Jameson's raid
  • 32.
  • Missing telegrams
  • 33.
  • By right of conquest
  • pt. 8
  • 34.
  • 2.
  • The richest spot on earth
  • 35.
  • Nemesis
  • 36.
  • The great game
  • 37.
  • The drumbeat for war
  • 38.
  • Ultimatums
  • pt. 9
  • Blue ground
  • 39.
  • The fortunes of war
  • 40.
  • Marching to Pretoria
  • 41.
  • Scorched earth
  • 42.
  • The bitter end
  • 43.
  • Envoi
Control code
167764014
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 570 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781586484736
Lccn
2007034540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)167764014

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