Guns race and power in colonial south africa in this book william kelleher storey shows that guns and discussions about guns during the seventeenth eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were fundamentally important to the establishment of racial discrim ination in south africa relying mainly on materials held in archives. The superficially self evident statement that colonial south africa became a gun society is actually surprisingly difficult to prove even if one accepts the notion that a gun society is one in which a high percentage of persons have access to guns a working premise that not all historians accept with the debate focused not only on the concept itself but also on the definition of high . William kelleher storeys guns race and power is located at this sts african studies junction examining the mutual shaping of the gun trade gun control shooting skills race citizenship and colonial politics storey argues that the colonial authorities exaggerated the shooting skills of africans in order to justify racist policies . Guns race and power in colonial south africa william kelleher storey dt 1828 s76 2008 victorias stepchildren public opinion and the south african problem 1795 1899 michael streak. Guns race and power in colonial south africa book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers in this book william kelleher storey shows
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