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King (James)


Its Causes and Consequences

Published: George Routledge & Sons, London, 1896

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180 pages, pictorial cream light card wrappers (paperback) with new cream cloth spine, upper cover trimmed close at the top, a very good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 1, page 828: A compilation dealing with the Raid, the despatch of Mr. Chamberlain to President Kruger, dated February 4, 1896, the trials of the Reformers, and of Dr. Jameson and his officers. In a chapter on the "Present State of Affairs in the Transvaal,"a letter from a Mr. Robert W. Leitch is reproduced, in which the writer asserts that although the Uitlanders state that they have been seeking for the redress of their grievances for five years, no political meeting had been called during his fourteen months' residence in the country. Previous meetings, it is observed, were characterised by the "arrogant, insolent, and contemptuous spirit " displayed by the Uitlanders, one of whom, in speaking to a large assembly, remarked that Kruger "had the morals of a hypocrite and the manners of a clown." The writer did not deny that there were "gross inequalities " in the Transvaal Government, which was stated to be "bristling on all sides with injustice of the most flagrant character," but he ridicules the idea that the "millionaires " at the head of the Reform movement were actuated by any desire "to pave or make smooth the way of the more humble classes," and asserts that they were seeking their own advantage and their own self-aggrandisement.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (180 x120mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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