The Jameson Raid: a Centennial Retrospective is a timely re-examination of a notorious incident which has intrigued, confused and exasperated historians for a century. The roles of, and relationships between, the central characters of Dr Leander Starr Jameson, Cecil John Rhodes, Joseph Chamberlain and Paul Kruger are examined, as well as aspects such as the influence of the Boer-Bagananwa war and economic causes in the events leading to the Raid, and the political and economic consequences, which may have contributed to the origins of the South African War. The literature inspired by the Raid, and its historiographical treatment, are considered.
Twelve internationally recog- nized scholars contribute to an anthology which exhibits a variety of approaches to the causes, personalities and consequences of the Raid.
The rare illustrations include works by the famous war artist Melton Prior, and etchings by Mortimer Menpes, as well as contemporary cartoons, and facsimile reproductions of letters plotting the Raid, written by Rhodes and Jameson.
Consultant academic editor: Dr Jane Carruthers
ContentsA Century of the Raid Professor Greg Cuthbertson
An Outline of the Jameson Raid
The Literature of the Jameson Raid Professor Stephen Gray
Thirty Years' Debate on the Economic Origins of the Raid Dr Richard Mendelsohn
Joseph Chamberlain and the Jameson Raid Dr Iain R. Smith
The Neglected Role of the Boer-Bagananwa War in the Jameson Raid Tlou John Makhura
Who was Responsible? Rhodes, Jameson and the Raid Professor Robert I. Rotberg
The Consequences of the Raid Professor Alan H. Jeeves
Leander Starr Jameson Dr Elizabeth van Heyningen
George Herbert Farrar Anna Cunningham
John Hays Hammond Professor Jacqueline Jaffe
Paul Kruger Professor Albert Grundlingh
Historiographical Aspects of the Jameson Raid Professor Christopher Saunders
Bibliography Professor Reuben Musiker
280 pages with bibliography and index; 300 mm deep x 240 mm wide;
over 90 illustrations in full colour, and over 120 in monochrome;
printed on 130 g/m² Lanagrain Blanc, 25% cotton, pH neutral paper,
manufactured in France for The Brenthurst Press.
Presentation edition 20 copies in full leather (not for sale)
De luxe edition 150 copies in half leather (out of print)
Standard edition 850 copies, not numbered, case-bound in beige Toile Elys�es bookcloth, top edge gilded, head-and-tail bands, ribbon bookmark, and five-colour laminated dustjacket folded in at head and tail.
ISBN 0-909079-53-6 ISBN-13 978-0-909079-53-8
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