The View Across the River: Harriette Colenso and the Zulu Struggle Against Imperialism

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New Africa Books, 2001 - Colonies - 498 pages
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This is a paperbound edition of a 2001 book combining biography and larger historical narrative. Guy (history, U. of Natal, South Africa) studies the life of the daughter of the Bishop of Natal, Hariette Colenso, as a window into the continuing process of imperialism and colonialism after the destruction of the Zulu Kingdom's political hierarchy. After the military defeat of the Zulus, the invaders turned their attention to diverting Zululand's productive capacity and material wealth to the benefit of the colonizers; but a number of women and men, including Colenso, resisted this exploitation. Guy argues that an examination of her interaction with the Zulus should be viewed as a contribution to understanding the complicated role of women in the world of late-19th-century imperialism. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

The House of Senzangakhona
3
The House of Sobantu
14
The House of Sonzica
34
The Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom January 1879July 1884
49
The Deaths of Fathers
74
A Hard Price AprilAugust 1884
87
The Scramble for Zululand August 1884 March 1885
107
Plagues
115
Three Journeys 12 November 1888
253
Eshowe 15 November 5 December 1888
262
Eshowe December 1888April 1889
276
A Sort of Paradise
284
As Irrepressible as Ever
298
Harriette Colenso in England 18901891
313
Harriette Colenso in England 18921893
340
Clemency and Oblivion
355

The Price of Blood 1885
125
DIVIDING THE INHERITANCE
134
The Limits of Protest
154
The Blanket Breaks November 1886August 1887
169
Tail Lashing SeptemberNovember 1887
185
Eat Sorrow December 1887April 1888
198
Flight May 1888
214
The Conqueror of Two Bulls JuneAugust 1888
226
Two Roads to Death
239
Sharp Practice
367
St Helena and London FebruaryJune 1895
383
Five Men and a Lost Cause
395
The Wagon Breaks Down
409
Our Greatest Safety
432
Glossary
451
Notes
461
Index
487
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Jeff Guy is Professor of History at the University of Natal, Durban.

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