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The Resource Imagining the Cape Colony : history, literature, and the South African nation, David Johnson

Imagining the Cape Colony : history, literature, and the South African nation, David Johnson

Label
Imagining the Cape Colony : history, literature, and the South African nation
Title
Imagining the Cape Colony
Title remainder
history, literature, and the South African nation
Statement of responsibility
David Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"David Johnson considers a variety of writers, from European intellectuals Camões, Southey, Rousseau and Adam Smith to travel writers like François Levaillant and Lady Anne Barnard, and from the diaries of settler rebels and early African nationalists to the courtroom testimonies of African slaves and farm workers. These are combined with discussions of the many subsequent literary works and histories of the Cape Colony. By returning to the writing of and about the Cape Colony from 1770 to 1830--when modern definitions of 'nation' and 'colony' were both constituted and contested--this book addresses current debates about settler nationalism, anti-colonial resistance and the imprint of 18th-century colonial histories on contemporary neo-colonial politics. By imagining the post-apartheid South African nation, Johnson critically re-reads the history of the Cape Colony, paying particular attention to the extensive commentaries on literature and history associated with the Thabo Mbeki presidencies."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
968.7033
Index
index present
LC call number
DT2042
LC item number
.J64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Imagining the Cape Colony : history, literature, and the South African nation, David Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [194]-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remembering the Khoikhoi victory over Dom Francisco de Almeida at the Cape in 1510 : Luís de Camões and Robert Southey -- French representations of the Cape 'Hottentots' : Jean Tavernier, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and François Levaillant -- The Scottish enlightenment and colonial governance : Adam Smith, John Bruce and Lady Anne Barnard -- African land for the American empire : John Adams, Benjamin Stout and Robert Semple -- Historical and literary reiterations of Dutch settler Republicanism -- Literature and Cape slavery -- History and the Griqua nation : Andries Waterboer and Hendrick Hendricks
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 222 p.
Isbn
9780748643080
Lccn
2011535095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn730413651
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn891161780
Label
Imagining the Cape Colony : history, literature, and the South African nation, David Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [194]-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remembering the Khoikhoi victory over Dom Francisco de Almeida at the Cape in 1510 : Luís de Camões and Robert Southey -- French representations of the Cape 'Hottentots' : Jean Tavernier, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and François Levaillant -- The Scottish enlightenment and colonial governance : Adam Smith, John Bruce and Lady Anne Barnard -- African land for the American empire : John Adams, Benjamin Stout and Robert Semple -- Historical and literary reiterations of Dutch settler Republicanism -- Literature and Cape slavery -- History and the Griqua nation : Andries Waterboer and Hendrick Hendricks
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 222 p.
Isbn
9780748643080
Lccn
2011535095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn730413651
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn891161780

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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