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Title:Adam Kok's Griquas: a study in the development of stratification in South Africa
Author:Ross, RobertISNI
Year:1976
ISSN:0065-406X
Issue:21
Pages:194
Language:English
Series:African studies series
City:Cambridge
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISBN:0521211999
Geographic terms:The Cape
South Africa
Orange Free State
Subjects:Griqua
history
1800-1899
About person:Adam Kok (1811-1875)ISNI
Abstract:This book describes the growth, the aspirations, the flourishing and the final collapse of the Griqua captaincies of Philippolis and Kokstad, during the evolution of nineteenth century South Africa. The Griquas were descendants of early Boer frontiersmen; of the remnants of Khoison tribes: of escaped cape slaves and of detached African tribesmen. They formed a community, gained control over a large area of the Southern Orange Free State, where they established a prosperous little state. As the frontier region advanced, they came under increasing pressure untill finally their country was annexed to the Cape Colony in 1879, and their political and social structure quickly collapsed.
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