By Charles Van Onselen
The Jameson Raid of 1895–1896 was once a pivotal second within the heritage of South Africa, linking occasions from the Anglo-Boer struggle to the statement of the Union of South Africa in 1910 and the arrival of apartheid in 1948. For over a century, the failed revolution has been interpreted during the lens of British imperialism, with accountability laid on the ft of Cecil John Rhodes.
But rigorous old research issues in a special path – to a plot that drew not just on British jingoes and disgruntled Afrikaner fifth-column parts, but in addition at the tradition of the yankee West, a tradition that embraced wild adventurism, filibustering and the writ of the vigilance committees. In The Cowboy Capitalist, Charles van Onselen demanding situations a historiography of over a hundred and twenty years, finding the raid in American instead of British heritage and forcing us to reconsider the histories of a minimum of 3 international locations. He identifies Californian mining engineer John Hays Hammond, a confidant of either Cecil Rhodes and Leander Starr Jameson, because the relevant architect of the tried coup in Paul Kruger’s Boer republic. In so doing, he uncovers the hidden heritage of the yankee West at the South African Highveld, situating Hammond’s occupation opposed to the backdrop of the worldwide enlargement of the us throughout the Gilded Age.
This radical reinterpretation demanding situations the widely held trust that the Jameson Raid was once quintessentially British and, in doing so, drives splinters into our knowing of South African historical past on the flip of the nineteenth century and good beyond.
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