A TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT? NINETEENTH-CENTURY CONTESTS FOR LAND IN SOUTH AFRICA'S CALEDON VALLEY AND THE INVENTION OF THE MFECANE

@article{Etherington2004ATI,
  title={A TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT? NINETEENTH-CENTURY CONTESTS FOR LAND IN SOUTH AFRICA'S CALEDON VALLEY AND THE INVENTION OF THE MFECANE},
  author={Norman Etherington},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={2004},
  volume={45},
  pages={203 - 219}
}
  • N. Etherington
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
The unresolved debate on the mfecane in southern African history has been marked by general acceptance of the proposition that large-scale loss of life and disruption of settled society was experienced across the whole region. Attempts to quantify either the violence or mortality have been stymied by a lack of evidence. What apparently reliable evidence does exist describes small districts, most notably the Caledon Valley. In contrast to Julian Cobbing, who called the mfecane an alibi for… 

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