The Diggers' Revolt in Griqualand West, 1875

  title={The Diggers' Revolt in Griqualand West, 1875},
  author={I. B. Sutton},
  journal={International Journal of African Historical Studies},
  • I. Sutton
  • Published 1979
  • History
  • International Journal of African Historical Studies
In 1875 the white diamond miners known as "diggers" rose in a short-lived revolt against British rule in Griqualand West. The diggers, though disgruntled, were badly organized, and the revolt was put down with a show of force by the British troops and the arrest of the leaders. However limited in scope, the revolt was significant in its causes and effects. The main motivation was the desire of the white diggers to exclude non-whites from the mining industry in all capacities except that of a… 
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