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Title:The White concentration camps of the Anglo-Boer War: a debate without end
Author:Pretorius, FransjohanISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Historia: amptelike orgaan (ISSN 0018-229X)
Volume:55
Issue:2
Pages:34-49
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:concentration camps
Whites
Anglo-Boer wars
historiography
Abstract:This paper presents an overview of some of the most important historiographical contributions on the White concentration camps the British erected during the Anglo-Boer War. This is followed by a criticism of two recent publications: Liz Stanley's book 'Mourning becomes... Post/memory, commemoration and the concentration camps of the South African War' (2006) and Elizabeth van Heyningen's article entitled 'A tool for modernisation? The Boer concentration camps of the South African War, 1900-1902', in the 'South African Journal of Science' (2010). Despite quite some merit, both publications are criticized for their subjectivity. It is concluded that the truth about the camps is much more complicated and nuanced than the portrayal provided by these authors. Ref., sum. in English and Afrikaans [Journal abstract]
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