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Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xi, 354 pp. Near-Fine; in a Near Fine, mylar protected dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: The early years of the British South Africa Company have ususally been viewed in relation to the drive and ambition of Cecil John Rhodes. The great dreams of Rhodes, his success in winning for Britain vast estates in Central Africa, and his fall from grace after the disaster of the Jameson Raid have preoccupied historians. But John S. Galbraith shows in this book that these dramatic events obscure the nature of Rhodes and distort the early history of the company. The author describes the environment within which the Company operated, the interrelationships between Rhodes and the London Board, and the interplay between the Company's directors and the Imperial government.
Title: Crown and Charter: The Early Years of the British South Africa Company.
Location Published: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974.
Categories: African History
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