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Title:The 'Five Shilling Rebellion': Rural White Male Anxiety and the 1914 Boer Rebellion
Author:Swart, SandraISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:South African Historical Journal
Issue:56
Pages:88-102
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:race relations
agricultural workers
Blacks
Whites
Afrikaners
rebellions
1914
History and Exploration
Ethnic and Race Relations
Economics and Trade
Labor and Employment
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02582470609464966
Abstract:This article deals with the evidence of a growing racial anxiety, particularly in the poorer agricultural areas of South Africa's northern Orange Free State and southwestern Transvaal, an area which was to become the epicentre of the 1914 Boer rebellion, also called the 'Five Shilling Rebellion'. There is still little consensus over interpretation of the Rebellion. The present article argues that the racial anxiety was economic. It was the gendered and class-bound fear of competition between the white male small farmers or 'bywoners' and black farm labour. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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