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dc.contributor.authorUlrich, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-25T12:12:40Z
dc.date.available2015-11-25T12:12:40Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationUlrich, N. 2015. Cape of storms: Surveying and rethinking popular resistance in the eighteenth-century Cape colony. New Contree : A journal of Historical and Human Sciences for Southern Africa. 73:16-39, Nov. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0379-9867
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/15310
dc.description.abstractIn this article I provide a broad overview of resistance at the Cape under the Dutch East India Company (VOC) undertaken by the multiracial and multiethnic popular classes (low-ranking Company servants including soldiers and sailors, slaves and indigenous Khoesan labourers). I identify and examine some of the main forms of protest including: desertion and the creation of maroon communities; arson; threats against and assault of masters; and collective insurgency comprising rebellions, mutiny and strikes. Questioning established approaches in the literature which emphasise social divisions amongst the popular classes – including along racial and ethnic lines – as well as the limits and weakness of popular protest, this article demonstrates that the popular classes at the Cape developed a rich and varied tradition of “direct action”. The discussion reveals that this was often overt and collective, and sometimes drew sections of the Cape’s popular classes together across divisions. It was also informed by alternative conceptions of morality and justice.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West Universityen_US
dc.subjectDutch East India Companyen_US
dc.subjectServantsen_US
dc.subjectSlavesen_US
dc.subjectKhoesanen_US
dc.subjectSailorsen_US
dc.subjectSoldiersen_US
dc.subjectPopular classesen_US
dc.subjectCape of Good Hopeen_US
dc.subjectDirect actionen_US
dc.subjectDesertionen_US
dc.subjectArsonen_US
dc.subjectInsurgencyen_US
dc.titleCape of storms: Surveying and rethinking popular resistance in the eighteenth-century Cape colonyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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