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BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS, 1780-1939
Selected Titles from the Bodleian Library, Oxford
and the British Library Newspaper Library, London
Series One: International Trade

Part 2: The African Review, 1892-1904

This is an excellent and well-illustrated periodical for all those interested in African Studies and the role of the British in South Africa, 1892-1904.

  • It deals with the “Scramble for Africa” at the end of the nineteenth century with good coverage of the Jameson Raid, crises in Transvaal, Cecil Rhodes, mining and finance, the new Cape Liners, the British South African Company, the situation in Egypt, the Suez Canal, the Boer Wars, the Delagoa Bay Railway, and the international competition for the economic exploitation of Africa.
  • Stocks, Shares, Mining News, the Economic and Political Situation are featured in every issue.

It is a very useful resource for the study of individual companies such as De Beers Consolidated – for instance scholars can track the successive amalgamations by which De Beers Consolidated won supreme control of all the great mines – Kimberley, De Beers, Dutoitspan, Bultfontein and the Premier.  There is good detail throughout on the coal, gold and diamond industries.



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