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Grahamstown 1914 - 1918: four wartime themes.

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dc.contributor.author Hummel, H C
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-22T06:25:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-22T06:25:19Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.citation Hummel, H.C. 1990. Grahamstown 1914 - 1918: four wartime themes. Contree : Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse stedelike streekgeskiedenis = Contree : Journal for South African urban and regional history. 28:21-29, Oct. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4968] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/6355
dc.description.abstract • Opsomming: Vier temas met betrekking tot Grahamstad tydens die Eerste Wêreldoorlog toon dat die gemeenskap deur 'n eg-Britse karakter en bonding oor die grens, handel en krygshaftigheid gekenmerk is. Die sosiaal-ekonomiese probleme van swart en wit is deur die oorlogsituasie vererger. Te midde van hierdie onbestendigheid in die gemeenskap het die gelade atmosfeer 'n sterk anti-Duitse gevoel ontketen. Twee dae van swart opstand in die tyd het die meeste blankes ook ontsteld laat reageer. Die laaste deel van die artikel handel oor die invloed van die Spaanse griepepidemie wat Grahamstad die laaste paar weke van die oorlog getref het. en_US
dc.description.abstract • Summary: This study of Grahamstown during World War I illustrates four themes which serve to demonstrate the essentially British, frontier, commercial and martial attitudes that went into its making. Wartime conditions exacerbated the social and economic problems of white Grahamstown and its black population. In so volatile a community the hyper-charged atmosphere of wartime unleashed a strident Germanophobia. There were also two days of protest by blacks to which most whites reacted with alarm. The concluding episode of the article deals with the effects of the Spanish influenza epidemic on Grahamstown during the last weeks of the war.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Afdeling Plaaslike en Streekgeskiedenisnavorsing van die lnstituut vir Geskiedenisnavorsing, RGN / Division for Local and Regional History Research, Institute for Historical Research, HSRC en_US
dc.title Grahamstown 1914 - 1918: four wartime themes. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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