A Century of Wrong - FW Reitz

R 80

Product Code: 978-1-920091-30-9

This electronic version contains both the original Dutch version "Een Eeuw van Onrecht" and the English version "A Century of Wrong".

Issued in 1900 by FW Reitz, the book was published with the credo "Audi Alteram Partem" - Let the other side be heard.  It was published with the express purpose of giving a voice to the case of the Boer against the Briton.


The book is divided in 9 Chapters, giving outlines of the history of the Cape of Good Hope, the founding of Natal, the Orange Free State, the ZAR and the conventions of 1881 and 1884. The so-called era of Capitalist Jingoism is also discussed in 2 chapters before the book concludes with a chapter drawing together all these facets.


Five appendices are included containing documents such as the proclamation of the annexation of the diamond fields, the Sandriver Convention and dispatches to and from Chamberlain.

Although only 71 pages, this well written book give excellent insights into the period leading up to the Anglo-Boer War.

Format : Downloadable PDF.