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The Story of South Africa: An Account of the Historical Transformation of… (1902)

by John Clark Ridpath

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The Story of South Africa is quite the epic tale at 1,016 pages. Written in 1902 at the end of the Boer War it tells the entire story of the South African Republic also known as the Transvaal (as well as their sister independent country - the Orange Free State) from beginning to eventual annexation of both by the British Empire.

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Transvaal, the Afrikaanders or the English treatment of such and the eventual war & end of independent South Africa is told within these pages. In an effort to be a non biased account it tells the story of the conflict and lead up to such from both sides. Nor does it hold back on criticism of either group calling out errors & mistakes for what they are.

If you have ever been interested in the shaping of Africa, the British Empire, Dutch Africa, the Boer War, the development of African resources or world history in general you won't go wrong with this book. It's excellent. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Aug 11, 2015 |
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