A total extinction confidently hoped for: the destruction of Cape San society under Dutch colonial rule, 1700–1795

  title={A total extinction confidently hoped for: the destruction of Cape San society under Dutch colonial rule, 1700–1795},
  author={Mohamed Adhikari},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={19 - 44}
  • M. Adhikari
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • History
  • Journal of Genocide Research
San (Bushman) society in the Cape Colony was almost completely annihilated during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as a result of land confiscation, massacre, forced labour and cultural suppression that accompanied colonial rule. Whereas similar obliterations of indigenous peoples in other parts of the world have resulted in major public controversies and heated debate amongst academics about the genocidal nature of these episodes, in South Africa the issue has effectively been ignored… 

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