Cover; The Shaping of South African Society, 1652-1840; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Abbreviations; Conventions, terminology and units of currency; Preface; Introduction; PART I THE CAPE POPULATION;
1 The Khoisan to 1828; The Khoisan: Khoikhoi and ''Bushmen''; Frontiers of trade and agrarian settlement, c. 1590-1672; Frontiers of trade and agrarian settlement, 1672-1701; The breakdown of the Western Cape Khoikhoi before 1720; The Khoisan and the trekboer frontier, 1720-1800; The Khoisan workforce on European farms, 1720-1803.
Khoisan subservience mitigated and confirmed, c.
1790 to 1819An attempt at emancipation, c. 1820-1828; Conclusion;
2 Freehold farmers and frontier settlers, 1657-1780; The failure of intensive agriculture, 1652-1679; The southwestern Cape, 1679-1780; Frontier settlement, 1703-1780; Frontiers of exclusion and inclusion; Conclusion ;
3 The slaves, 1652-1834; The slave trade and the origins of the Cape slaves; The Company slaves; The colonists'' slaves; Slavery and the economy; The slave experience; Control and response; The ending of slavery.
4 Intergroup relations: Khoikhoi, settlers, slaves and free blacks, 1652-1795Religion; Miscegenation and intermarriage; Manumission; The free blacks; Changes in culture; Conclusion; PART II THE CAPE ECONOMY;
5 The Cape of Good Hope and the world economy, 1652-1835; The VOC and the economy; Production; The market for Cape products; Imports; Currency, credit and banking; The structure of commerce; The world economy and the structure of Cape society; PART III GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY;
6 Company and colonists at the Cape, 1652-1795; The Heren XVII and their subordinates; The Cape in the VOC system.
The Company''s personnelThe freeburghers at the Cape; The struggle against Willem Adriaan van der Stel ; The Barbier Rebellion; The Cape Patriot movement; Conclusion: The framework of conflict;
7 The Cape under the transitional governments, 1795-1814; The transitional years, 1795-1814: An introduction; Economic policy and economic change at the Cape; Masters, servants and slaves; The coming of the missionary; Ruler and ruled at the Cape; Conclusion;
8 The Northern Frontier to c.
1840: The rise and decline of the Griqua people; Introduction.
The indigenous communities: Bantu-speakers and KhoisanTrading, hunting and raiding; Land claims and territorial rights; Missionaries and the Griqua state, 1800-1814; Missionaries and central Transorangia, 1814-1820; Griqua state-building, 1820-1830; The Sotho-Tswana in the frontier zone before 1830; Transorangia in the 1830s; Conclusion;
9 The Eastern Frontier, 1770-1812; The Eastern Frontier and its inhabitants; The open frontier: Its characteristics; The open frontier, 1770-1793; The frontier crisis, 1793-1812; The closing of the frontier; Conclusion;
10 The British and the Cape, 1814-1834.
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