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Revolution from Above, Rebellion from Below: The Agrarian Transvaal at the Turn of the Century

Jeremy Krikler


This is a study of rural society and struggle in the Transvaal during the watershed period of the early 20th century. Though much has been written about the South African War and the ‘Reconstruction’ period, this is the first analysis of their impact on the agrarian Transvaal. The book analyses the ‘Revolution from Above’ unleashed by British imperialism as it wrought changes of immense significance for the countryside. It explores the relationships between landowners and peasants, traces the struggle between them, and examines the agrarian changes attempted by the British after the war. The b ... More

Keywords: Transvaal, South African War, Reconstruction period, agrarian Transvaal, British imperialism, landowners, peasant struggles, private property, colonial state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203803
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203803.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Krikler, author
University of Essex