Hendrik Albertus and his ex-slave Mey: A drama in three acts

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dc.contributor.author Mason, John
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-09T07:57:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-09T07:57:37Z
dc.date.issued 1989-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/9119
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented August 1989 en_US
dc.description.abstract In the early spring of 1832, Mey, a slave belonging to Hendrik Albertus van Niekerk, initiated a series of events that, in quick succession, saw him beaten by his master's son, Hendrik, Jr., whipped again by his master's own hand, and unconditionally freed by old Hendrik barely ten days later. It is a remarkable story, probably without parallel in the history of the Cape Colony, and worth telling if only for that reason. But the story also deserves the historian's attention because in determining why events passed as they did, some light can be shed on previously obscure areas of South African history. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Institute;ISS 290
dc.subject Blacks. South Africa en_US
dc.subject South Africa. Race relations en_US
dc.title Hendrik Albertus and his ex-slave Mey: A drama in three acts en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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