April 22, 2017

Defeat of African Forces by the Cape Troops in South Africa, 1851

The British engaged in multiple wars with the Xhosa in South Africa. This battle was one of the most decisive Xhosa defeats. Although slavery had been abolished in South Africa, some of the British settlers were reintroducting elements of labor coercion, as they gained more control over the native population.
The Illustrated London News, 13 September 1851. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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