The South African War (1899–1902): context and motive reconsidered

  title={The South African War (1899–1902): context and motive reconsidered},
  author={Andrew Stone Porter},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={43 - 57}
  • A. Porter
  • Published 1 March 1990
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
Since 1899 the idea has been widely held that the South African War was no isolated episode but one illuminating the fundamental characteristics of British expansion, both in the nineteenth century and beyond. Cross-reference between the particulars of South African history and theories of imperialism has long been a fact of intellectual life. This process, however, often seems to reflect less the fruitful interplay of new knowledge and evolving hypotheses than the progressive entrenchment of… 

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