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dc.contributor.authorMolosiwa, Phuthego P
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-16T10:53:13Z
dc.date.available2015-02-16T10:53:13Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationMolosiwa, P.P. 2014. White man’s disease, black man’s peril?: Rinderpest and famine in the eastern Bechuanaland Protectorate at the end of the 19th century. New Contree : A journal of Historical and Human Sciences for Southern Africa. 71:1-24, Dec. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0379-9867
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/13370
dc.description.abstractDuring the late nineteenth century, a pandemic of Rinderpest exterminated large numbers of cattle in Southern Africa. Although in the Bechuanaland Protectorate the disease killed cattle only for two years between 1896 and 1897, its effects were to last until the very end of the century. The loss of cattle disrupted subsistence production, disintegrated the social fabric and caused famines. This paper examines the subsistence crisis caused by the loss of cattle and the multiple coping mechanisms that people employed to negotiate the ensuing famine. Despite being thrown into a state of desperation, the paper argues, rural communities in the eastern Bechuanaland Protectorate appropriated and reconstituted certain features of their cultural and social life to negotiate the hardships and, when these failed, they invented new strategies appropriate with specific situations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West Universityen_US
dc.subjectRinderpesten_US
dc.subjectFamineen_US
dc.subjectBechuanaland Protectorateen_US
dc.subjectCattleen_US
dc.subjectSubsistenceen_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectCulturalen_US
dc.subjectSocial lifeen_US
dc.subjectLivelihoodsen_US
dc.subjectVeterinaryen_US
dc.titleWhite man’s disease, black man’s peril?: Rinderpest and famine in the eastern Bechuanaland Protectorate at the end of the 19th century.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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