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Historia

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Historia vol.54 n.2 Durban  2009

 

 

 

Great on detail but lacking in historiography

 

Nigel Penn
Cape Town

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1 This point has been made before by: DB Bosman, "Uit die biografie van 'n Hottentottin: 'n eksperiment in beskawing", Huisgenoot, 3 Julie 1942; V C Malherbe, "Krotoa, Called Eva: A Woman Between", Communications 19 - Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, 1990;         [ Links ] N Penn, "Robben Island 1488-1805", in H Deacon (ed), The Island: A History of Robben Island 1488-1990 (David Philip, Cape Town, 1996)         [ Links ]
2 The works Schoeman cites here are Böeseken's Slaves and free blacks; De Kock's Those in Bondage; Ross's Cape of Storms; Shell's Children of Bondage and Worden's Slavery in Dutch South Africa
3 I refer here to K Schoeman, Armosyn van die Kaap; die wêreld van 'n slavin, 1652-1733 (Human & Rousseau, Cape Town, 2005) Schoeman explains that Early Slavery is based on the sources he investigated for Armosyn,         [ Links ] but that it is "a new reworking of these, intended for English-speaking and non-South African readers"
4 Works such as RL Watson's The Slave Question: Liberty And Property In South Africa (Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 1991);         [ Links ] A Bank, The Decline of Urban Slavery at the Cape, 1806-1843 (Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, 1991);         [ Links ] N Worden and C Crais (eds), Breaking the Chains: Slavery and its Legacy in the Nineteenth Century Cape Colony (Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 1994);         [ Links ] and J Edwin Mason, Social Death And Resurrection: Slavery and Emancipation in South Africa (University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 2003) are noteworthy        [ Links ]

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