The War in South Africa - Its Causes and Effects (Paperback)
"The War in South Africa - Its Causes and Effects" is a 1900 work by English social scientist John Atkinson Hobson that explores the reasons and ramifications of The Second Boer War in South Africa, which lasted from the 11th of October, 1899 to the 31st of May, 1902. Hobson was present in South Africa leading to and during the outbreak of the conflict, and presents in this book the things he sew and heard together with an economic and political analysis thereof. This fascinating volume offers a unique insight into the social and economical factors of the war and is as such highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the subject. Contents include: "Political Position in Cape Colony", "Johannesburg in the Summer of 1899", "Personages and Parties in the Transvaal", "The Personality of President Kruger", "Other Forces in Transvaal Politics", "The War Spirit in Pretoria", "The Race Conflict in South Africa", "The Helots in Johannesburg", "The Demand for the Franchise", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with an essay from A. Conan Doyle's "The War in South Africa".