Synopses & Reviews
This academic history of diamond mining in Kimberley is a major study of the beginning of South Africa's mineral revolution.
Table of Contents
List of plates; List of figures; List of maps; List of tables; List of appendix tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Diamond mining: an overview; 2. African labour in the early days; 3. The new colonial state, 1873 75; 4. The Black Flag Revolt: an analysis; 5. Company mining; 6. The âshare maniaâ; 7. The depression and strikes of 1883 and 1884; 8. The closed compound system; 9. Illicit diamond buying and the town economy; 10. Amalgamation; Appendix tables; Notes; Bibliography; Index.