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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

[Reitz (F.W.)]

A CENTURY OF WRONG

Published: Review of Reviews Office, London, no date [1900]

Edition: Second English edition

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Issued by F.W. Reitz State Secretary of the South African Republic with a preface by W. T. Stead.

Second English edition: xxiii, 152 pages, uncut fore-edge and bottom edge, light brown pictorial cloth, a good copy.

Contains Appendices A - E

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 2 page 208: The case for the Boers could hardly have been placed in more zealous hands than those of the past President of the Orange Free State and Mr. W. T. Stead. The latter avers that for nearly a quarter of a century he had been on the other side, and would " in the last resort " have supported " legitimate insurrection " to bring about " a progressive Liberal administration in Pretoria." His conversion appears to have been caused by the conviction that a plot had been made to add the territory of the Transvaal to the Empire. Nevertheless, Mr. Stead is careful to disavow any responsibility for all or any of the statements in "A Century of Wrong," but he maintains that the volume is an authentic exposition " of what . . . the Boers think of the way we have dealt with them for the last hundred years.'' Mr. Reitz reviews the " oppression and persecution endured by the Boers for the past century, and by the collection of everything detrimental to the character of the British policy in South Africa, and the careful elimination of anything that could be advanced in its favour he makes out a case which would strongly appeal to the uninitiated. It was evidently with little fear of the ultimate result of the struggle, to the consummation of which he had so greatty contributed, that he prophesied that eventually " from the Zambesi to Simon's Bay it will be ' Africa for the Afrikander.'

A South African Bibliography vol. 2 page 167: Een Eeuw van Onrecht was originally compiled by Genl. J.C. Smuts from a draft by J. de V. Roos with the addition of the introductory and end chapters by Gen. Smuts. In later editions the name of F.W. Reitz, State General Secretary of the South African republic was attached to the anonymous publication to give it more weight

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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