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dc.contributor.authorCarline, Katie Anita
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-12T13:44:13Z
dc.date.available2016-09-12T13:44:13Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72214
dc.description.abstractThe Kat River Settlement, established in South Africa’s eastern Cape in 1829, became a place where Khoesan Christians built an independent outpost of respectable colonial society. The Settlement lost official and missionary support after the residents’ rebellion of 1850-53, and scholars treat this episode as the end of the Kat River project. But this diminution of outside support did not cause Kat River residents to relinquish their aspirations. In the two decades after the rebellion, they responded to bleak economic prospects and supporters’ apathy by using church institutions to claim equality with British congregations, protect their economic interests, pursue education, and incorporate new communities into the Kat River project. These efforts reveal how Khoesan people combatted their disadvantages in a colonial state and participated in imperial networks of Christianity. Examining Kat River after 1853 demonstrates how the Settlement’s ideals endured and continue to inform contemporary Coloured cultural politics.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCape Colonyen_US
dc.subjectSocial historyen_US
dc.subjectKhoesanen_US
dc.subjectMfenguen_US
dc.subjectAfrican historyen_US
dc.subjectreligious historyen_US
dc.subjectLondon Missionary Societyen_US
dc.subjectimperial historyen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.subjectKat River Valley (South Africa)
dc.subjectFingo (African people)
dc.titleUndefeated Ambition in an Unsympathetic Empire: the Kat River Settlement in the Cape Colony, 1853-1872en_US
dc.date.defence2015-08-13
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
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dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr Shirley Tillotsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr Amal Ghazalen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr Gary Kynochen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr Philip Zachernuken_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
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