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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 discrimination in South Africa. Relying mainly on materials held in archives and libraries in Britain and South Africa, Storey explains the workings of the gun trade and the technological development of the firearms. He relates the history of firearms to ecological, political, and social changes, showing that there is a close relationship between technology and politics in South Africa.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521885096
ISBN-10: 0521885094
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Kelleher Storey

William Kelleher Storey is associate professor of History at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius (1997), Writing History: A Guide for Students (1998; 2nd Ed. 2003; 3rd Ed. 2008), which he developed when teaching in Harvard's Expository Writing Program. He has received a research and writing fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Abbott Payson Usher Prize from the Society for the History of Technology for his article in Technology and Culture. In 2006, he received the Teacher's Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council.

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