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Lord Milner's Work in South Africa From its Commencement in 1897 to the Peace of Vereeniging in 1902   By: (1858-1939)

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Lord Milner's Work in South Africa From its Commencement in 1897 to the Peace of Vereeniging in 1902 by W. Basil Worsfold is a comprehensive and insightful account of one of the most influential figures during the tumultuous times of the Boer War. Worsfold's meticulous research and attention to detail offer readers a valuable historical narrative that sheds light on the complex dynamics and political strategies employed by Lord Milner during his tenure as the British High Commissioner in South Africa.

The book provides a detailed exploration of Milner's role in shaping British policies, strategies, and governance throughout the war. Worsfold's analysis is enriched by a deep understanding of the historical context in which these events took place, allowing readers to grasp the complexities and challenges faced by Lord Milner during his time in South Africa. The author skillfully balances factual presentation with insightful interpretations, making this book a valuable resource for both scholars and general readers interested in this period.

What sets this book apart is the author's ability to present a balanced perspective on Lord Milner's actions. While acknowledging Milner's contributions in bringing the war to a timely conclusion, Worsfold does not shy away from critiquing some of the more controversial aspects of his policies. This nuanced portrayal adds depth to the narrative, presenting a more holistic view of Lord Milner's work and its impact on South Africa.

Worsfold's writing style is engaging and accessible, making the book approachable for readers with varying levels of prior knowledge on the subject. The author's attention to detail and meticulous research are evident throughout the text, with extensive references and citations that lend credibility to the narrative. The inclusion of maps, photographs, and illustrations further enhances the reader's understanding of the events and geography of the period.

One potential drawback of the book is its sheer length and level of detail. While the extensive research and comprehensive analysis are commendable, some readers may find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of information presented. However, this should not deter readers seeking a thorough exploration of Lord Milner's work and the broader historical context in which it took place.

Overall, Lord Milner's Work in South Africa From its Commencement in 1897 to the Peace of Vereeniging in 1902 by W. Basil Worsfold is a highly informative and well-researched account of an important period in South African history. Whether interested in the Boer War, British imperialism, or the role of key figures in shaping colonial policies, readers will find this book to be a valuable resource. Worsfold's balanced perspective and engaging writing make this a must-read for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of this significant era.

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. The author's spelling has been maintained.]

LORD MILNER'S WORK IN SOUTH AFRICA

FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT IN 1897 TO THE PEACE OF VEREENIGING IN 1902

CONTAINING HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED INFORMATION

BY W. BASIL WORSFOLD

WITH PORTRAITS AND MAP

"What would have been the position to day in South Africa if there had not been a man prepared to take upon himself responsibility; a man whom difficulties could not conquer, whom disasters could not cow, and whom obloquy could never move?" LORD GOSCHEN in the House of Lords, March 29th, 1906

LONDON JOHN MURRAY ALBEMARLE STREET W 1906

This Edition enjoys copyright in all countries signatory to the Berne Convention, as well as in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and all British Colonies and Dependencies.

Printed by Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ld., London and Aylesbury.

PREFACE

In sending this book to press I have only two remarks to make by way of preface.

The first is wholly personal. It has been my good fortune to reside twice for a considerable period in South Africa first in the neighbourhood of Capetown (1883 5), and afterwards in Johannesburg (1904 5)... Continue reading book >>




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