Cape Town: The Making of a City

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9780864866561: Cape Town: The Making of a City

This richly illustrated history of Cape Town under Dutch and British rule tells the story of its residents, the world they inhabited and the city they made - beginning in the seventeenth century with the tiny Dutch settlement, hemmed in by mountains and looking out to sea, and ending with the well-established British colonial city, poised confidently on the threshold of the twentieth century.

This social history of Cape Town under Dutch and British rule traces the changing character of the city and portrays the varied lives and experiences of its inhabitants – black and white, rich and poor, slave and free, Christian and Muslim. The story told in these pages is both immensely readable and endlessly interesting, and is sure to remain for long the definitive history of the city. The volume is illustrated throughout with a wealth of paintings, maps and photographs. The book is written for the general reader as well as academics.

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Professor NIGEL WORDEN has a long association with the History Department at the University of Cape Town. He is well known for his book, Slavery in Dutch South Africa.

Dr. ELIZABETH VAN HEYNINGEN is Professor of History at the University of Cape Town. She received acclaim for her co-edition of The Letters of Dr Jane Waterson, 1868-1905.

Dr. VIVIAN BICKFORD-SMITH teaches in the History Department at the University of Cape Town. She authored the book Ethnic Pride and Racial Prejudice in Victorian Cape Town.

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