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History: History 244 assignment / Geskiedenis 244 Opdrag

General remarks

I have put a small selection of books on Short loans for the History 244 topics. See references in footnotes or at the back of the books for more sources.

Please search the library catalogue for more books.

Also use the following databases for journal articles:

Google Scholar

Sabinet African Journals

(See down below guides and links to the suggested databases)

TOPICS

Topic 1

Harry “Breaker” Morant and Peter Handcock

On the Reference shelves lower level – green disks

Dictionary of South Africa biography R920.068 DIC vol III p629

Short loans:

SHOOT STRAIGHT, you bastards! - Nick Bleszynski

Breaker Morant and the Bushveldt carbineers – Editor Arthur Davey

Journal articles:

Google Scholar: search with Breaker Morant – exclude the movie reviews ‘ Go to at least page 3 on Google Scholar

Sabinet African Journals

 

Topic 2

Abraham Stockenstrom le Fleur

On the Reference shelves lower level – green disks

Dictionary of South Africa biography R920.068 DIC

Short loans:

The Griqua conundrum - Linda Waldmand

Adam Koks’s Griquas – Robert Ross

Journal articles

There are also excellent articles on Google Scholar with many other references (see the reference list of the articles)

Come and see me at Desk 6. I have an journal article available on the topic

 

Topic 4

Life and Influence of the Xhosa prophet Makhanda (Makana)

Please note that in the older books and articles he is referred to by the name Nxele

On the Reference shelves lower level – green disks

Dictionary of South African Biography _ R920.068 DIC Volume 1 p 596(Nxele)

Short loans:

The return of Makhanda Exploring the legend

Frontiers – Noël Mostert (see index at the back – search for Nxele)

Journal articles:

Google Scholar use keywords: Makana Xhosa OR Makhanda Xhosa

 

Topic 5

Slave life at the Cape

Short loans:

The shaping of South African Society 1652-1840 – Edited by Richard Elphick Chapter 3 and 4

Cape of torments: slavery and resistance in South Africa - Robert Ross

Electronic copy via the library catalogue The Shaping of South African Society 1652-1840

Trials of Slavery – editor Nigel Worden

Portrait of a Slave Society – Karel Schoeman

Early Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope 1652-1717 - Karel Schoeman

Journal articles:

Google Scholar

Sabinet African Journals

National ETD portal for theses

 

Topic 6

Rinderpest

Short loans:

Infectious Diseases of livestock – volume 2 Chapter 74 page 735+

Journal articles:

Sabinet African Journals

Google Scholar keywords rinderpest “south africa” 

                                Runderpes “south Africa”

National ETD portal for theses:

For the serious researcher please come and see me at DESK 6 : please make an appointment. I have a rare document dating from this period.

 

Topic 7

Criminal and crime syndicates on the Witwatersrand

On Short loans:

Die Aard en Omvang van Misdaad aan die Witwatersrand sedert die Ontdekking van Goud tot 1896

Journal articles:

Google Scholar keywords: syndicates Witwatersrand

 

Topic 8

Bulhoek Massacre

Short loans:

Because they chose the plan of God : Robert Edgar

Great Lives: Pivotal moments – Lauren Segal Page 24

For the serious researcher please come and see me at DESK 6 : please make an appointment. I have two government publications for this topic at my desk.

Journal Articles:

Google Scholar : keyword bulhoek massacre

Sabinet African Journals

National ETD portal for theses

 

Topic 9

Black women protest against apartheid measures

Library catalogue for books: women activists South Africa

Journal articles:

Google Scholar: keywords – women anti apartheid struggle (use your own keywords as well)

Sabine African Journals

National ETD portal for theses.

 

Topic 10

SA Military campaign in German South West Africa

Library catalogue for books- South Africa and german south west africa

Short loans:

Louis Botha’s war – Adam Cruise

Also search on the library catalogue eg: louis botha for example

Louis Botha: a man apart – Steyn Richard 968.052092

Urgent imperial Service – Gerald L’Ange

Journal articles:

Google Scholar

Sabinet African Journals

National ETD portal for theses

 

Topic 11

Abolition of slavery in Britain

Library catalogue for books: abolition of slavery

Use keywords : slavery  or slaves history or emancipation Britain

Journal articles:

Google Scholar

Sabinet African Journals

See Google Books

 

Topic 12

Pre-colonial African society

Please come and see me at DESK 6 – we can discuss your options for the society you have chosen.

 

Topic 13

Henry Morton Stanley

Short loans:

Imperial Footprints – James Newman

Dark Safari – John Bierman

Search the library catalogue for more books on Henry Morton Stanley

Journal articles:

Google Scholar

Sabinet African Journals

 

Topic 14

David Livingstone

Short loans:

David Livingstone Africa’s greatest explorer – Paul Bayly

Journal articles:

Google Scholar

Sabinet African Journals

 

Topic 15

European involvement in the Congo

Library catalogue (use the following search terms)

        congo (democratic republic) history

  • Belgium colonialism
  • Belgium imperialism
  • Belgium colonies Africa

Short loans:

King Leopold’s ghost - Adam Hochschild

Belgium and the Congo 1885-1980 – G Vanthemesche

Downstairs Yellow disks - Series of books: Colonialism in Africa 1870-1960 shelf Number 960 COL

Journal articles:

Google Scholar

 

Topic 16

Discuss the history of the Asante society

Library catalogue keywords

  • Ghana history
  • Ashanti and gold coast

Downstairs – Yellow disks see General history of Africa shelf number 960

Histories of West Africa shelf number 966

Ghana history shelf number 966.7

 Journal articles:

Google Scholar

Use Keywords:

  • Ghana history
  • Ashanti and gold coast

 

Topic 17

Hunter-gatherer societies, chiefdoms and states

Please come and see me at desk 6 for this topic

 

Topic 18

Timbuktu

Library catalogue: search with keyword Timbuktu – many books will be found with the focus on the recent literary treasures. These books will also include brief histories on Timbuktu.

Also search Google Scholar for journal articles

 

Topic 19

Anglophone or Francophone Africa

Library catalogue – keywords

  • France imperialism Africa
  • France colonialism Africa
  • Great Britain imperialism Africa

Also have a look at the series of books: Colonialism in Africa 1870-1960  shelf number 960 COL (downstairs Yellow Disks)

Also look at General histories of Africa shelf number 960 (downstairs -Yellow disks)

 

Topic 20

Role of the Portuguese in West Africa and East Africa

Library catalogue keywords: Portugal colonies Africa

Also have a look at the series of books (downstairs yellow disks)

Colonialism in Africa 1870-1960 shelf number 960 COL

Histories of East Africa 967

Histories of West Africa 966

Search on individual colonies and search for the history of that particular country.

Example

  • Angola history
  • Mozambique history

Journal articles:

Google Scholar

Search with Role of the Portuguese in Africa and west Africa