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Title:John Phillip's Role in Hottentot Emancipation
Author:Gailey, Harry A.
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Geographic term:South Africa
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
About person:John Philip (1775-1851)ISNI
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/180074
Abstract:In 1819 John Campbell and Dr. John Philip, instructed by the Directors of the London Missionary Society to investigate the conditions of the missionary establishment and to make recommendations which would halt its inward decay, arrived in Capetown. Philip, an Aberdeen minister, once convinced of the importance of his presence in Southern Africa, was to stay as Superintendent of the Society's missions. Until his retirement in 1842 he would champion many unpopular causes and be viewed by generations of South Africans as an uninformed, irresponsible, political meddler, a reputation he received because of his work for Hottentot emancipation, which culminated in the Fiftieth Ordinance. Recently Philip's actions in this cause were reevaluated, and the opinions of those historians who preserved the stereotype of Philip as a master intriguer were countered. References.