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"It would be well now to wind up this rebel business sharp": the post-Anglo-Boer War management of the Natal rebels.

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dc.contributor.author Wassermann, Johan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-08T07:34:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-08T07:34:45Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Wassermann, J. 2012. "It would be well now to wind up this rebel business sharp": the post-Anglo-Boer War management of the Natal rebels. New Contree : A journal of Historical and Human Sciences for Southern Africa. 63:139-159, Jan. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/6603
dc.description.abstract Any post-war society is characterised by complex relationships. Natal society after the conclusion of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) was no different. In this article the post-war relations between the Natal rebels and the Natal and Imperial governments are examined with specific emphasis on how the rebels were managed. The Natal government initially foregrounded its autonomy and insisted on legally managing the rebels accordingly. However, the agreements reached during the peace negotiations forced the Imperial government to put pressure on the Natal government to adopt a more pragmatic approach. With the adoption of this approach, the Imperial government withdrew from the process and left it to the Natal government to further manage the rebels. This was done by systematically releasing some convicted rebels for managerial rather than conciliatory reasons. What the Natal government, however, could not achieve was to convince the rebels still on free-footing in the former Boer republics to hand themselves over to be tried for high treason. In the end the Natal government had to, so as to ensure the managerial workings of the colony, capitulate and grant full amnesty to all rebels. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Natal Rebels en_US
dc.subject Anglo-Boer War en_US
dc.subject Colony of Natal en_US
dc.subject Natal Afrikaners en_US
dc.subject Reconciliation en_US
dc.subject Reconstruction en_US
dc.subject Imperial Government en_US
dc.subject Natal Government en_US
dc.subject Royal Commission of Enquiry en_US
dc.title "It would be well now to wind up this rebel business sharp": the post-Anglo-Boer War management of the Natal rebels. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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