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Title:Streeksgeskiedskrywing en koloniale verhoudinge: die Weskaapse platteland en die Karoo
Author:De Klerk, Pieter
Year:2009
Periodical:New contree: a journal of historical and human sciences for Southern Africa
Issue:58
Pages:1-35
Language:Afrikaans
Geographic terms:South Africa
The Cape
Subjects:local history
San
Khoikhoi
colonists
social relations
historiography
Abstract:Historical writing on the relations between the indigenous Khoisan and the Western colonizers in the Cape Colony, South Africa, before 1900 has a strong socioeconomic focus. Furthermore, regional differences have received little attention in these texts. This article argues that a regional approach may provide a better perspective. It reviews historical studies on rural areas in the western part of the Cape Colony and the Karoo. Only seventeen studies were found that contain significant research results regarding the relations between colonizers and colonized peoples. It appears that, although the studies provide important information, none of them deal with the whole spectrum of relations between the indigenous peoples and the colonizers. The available source material inevitably puts restrictions on the results that can be achieved, but in none of the studies optimal use was made of all the relevant sources. Notes, ref., sum. in English, text in Afrikaans. [Journal abstract, edited]
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