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Capital and Labour on the Kimberley Diamond Fields, 1871-1890 : African Studies - Robert Vicat Turrell

Capital and Labour on the Kimberley Diamond Fields, 1871-1890

African Studies

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Published: 3rd July 2003
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This first academic history of diamond mining in Kimberley is a major study of the beginning of South Africa's mineral revolution. It includes the first analysis of the formation of De Beers Consolidated Mines, one of the most successful mining companies ever to have been established in Africa. Based on new documentary sources, notably in the Standard Bank Archive, the Rothschild archive and the Philipson Stow Papers, it includes a new interpretation of the Black Flag revolt and of the celebrated amalgamation struggle between Cecil Rhodes and Barney Barnato for the control of the diamond-mining industry.

List of plates
List of figures
List of maps
List of tables
List of appendix tables
Preface
List of abbreviations
Diamond mining: an overview
African labour in the early days
The new colonial state, 1873-75
The Black Flag Revolt: an analysis
Company mining
The 'share mania'
The depression and strikes of 1883 and 1884
The closed compound system
Illicit diamond buying and the town economy
Amalgamation
Appendix tables
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521333542
ISBN-10: 0521333547
Series: African Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 3rd July 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.64