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'Great and lasting service to this country': Sir Leander Starr Jameson, conciliation and the Unionist Party, 1910-1912.

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dc.contributor.author Mouton, F A
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T13:14:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T13:14:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Mouton, F.A. 2011. 'Great and lasting service to this country': Sir Leander Starr Jameson, conciliation and the Unionist Party, 1910-1912. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 7(2):167-184, Dec. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5266
dc.description.abstract The Jameson Raid of December 1895 estranged the two white groups in South Africa and contributed to the outbreak of the South African War of 1899-1902. With the rise of Afrikaner nationalism in the twentieth century the perception that L.S. Jameson (1853-1917) was the cause of all tension and rivalry between the two white groups became entrenched. And yet, Jameson as leader of the Unionist Party between 1910 and 1912 did his utmost to atone for the damage done by his reckless Raid. He publicly lauded Botha’s ability and integrity and this played a crucial role in diluting the anti-Afrikaner attitude of many English-speakers, convincing them to accept an Afrikaner dominated government. In addition his encouragement of a South African identity within the Empire, and his restraint on the anger and opposition to bilingualism by English-speakers supported Botha’s conciliation and nation building policies. Jameson helped to lay the foundation of a South African nation within the British Empire. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher North-West University en_US
dc.subject L.S. Jameson (1853-1917) en_US
dc.subject Unionist Party en_US
dc.subject Jameson Raid en_US
dc.subject Conciliation en_US
dc.subject Union of South Africa en_US
dc.subject South African War en_US
dc.subject British Empire en_US
dc.subject South Africanism en_US
dc.title 'Great and lasting service to this country': Sir Leander Starr Jameson, conciliation and the Unionist Party, 1910-1912. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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