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The Resource Fuelling the empire : South Africa's gold and the road to war, John J. Stephens

Fuelling the empire : South Africa's gold and the road to war, John J. Stephens

Label
Fuelling the empire : South Africa's gold and the road to war
Title
Fuelling the empire
Title remainder
South Africa's gold and the road to war
Statement of responsibility
John J. Stephens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When payable gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand in 1886, it at first appeared to be an event of good fortune, not just for the many individuals who worked in the gold fields, but also for an area that had few resources and an ailing economy. Almost immediately, resourceful diggers from around the world started arriving in Africa, many of them veterans from Australian and American gold rushes. It was a bonanza for the struggling Boer State, but not many individuals made any real profit from these vast gold fields. It proved to be a playground for big capital with the mining magnates, dubbed 'Randlords' by a critical London press, manipulating the international financial markets. Perversely this apparent good fortune was to be one of the critical factors in the descent to a war that was to devastate the country and lead to massive loss of life, much through disease racing through ill-run concentration camps." "In Fuelling the Empire John J. Stephens explains how this tragedy came to happen and how it shaped the future of South Africa for many years to come."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CQU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stephens, John J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gold mines and mining
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Label
Fuelling the empire : South Africa's gold and the road to war, John J. Stephens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-317) 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
  • 131
  • Part 4
  • Intrigue and confrontation
  • 183
  • Part 1
  • Irreconcilable expectations
  • 1
  • Part 2
  • Open borders across the Vaal
  • 77
  • Part 3
  • Gold--the mixed blessing
Control code
52576917
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780470850671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Fuelling the empire : South Africa's gold and the road to war, John J. Stephens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-317) 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
  • 131
  • Part 4
  • Intrigue and confrontation
  • 183
  • Part 1
  • Irreconcilable expectations
  • 1
  • Part 2
  • Open borders across the Vaal
  • 77
  • Part 3
  • Gold--the mixed blessing
Control code
52576917
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780470850671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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