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Title:Dispossession and Accumulation in the South African Interior: The Boers and the Tlhaping of Bethulie, 1833-1861
Author:Keegan, Timothy
Year:1987
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:28
Issue:2
Pages:191-207
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Afrikaners
Tswana
history
1800-1899
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Religion and Witchcraft
Ethnic and Race Relations
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/181546
Abstract:The accumulation of capital resources and wealth in the hands of whites in the Transorangian interior of South Africa in the mid-nineteenth century, corresponding with the crystallization of classes and development of state structures, and the simultaneous dispossession of black communities, were two parallel and inseparable processes. The author examines these themes by focusing on the fate of a small black chiefdom just north of the Orange River, the Tlhaping of Bethulie. The gradual alienation of the Bethulie lands to private ownership eventually led to the destruction of the territory and the breakup of the community, and those who controlled the instruments of patronage and power in the local Boer state were the beneficiaries. Notes, ref., sum.
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