British Kaffraria and its German Settlements


In May 1910, the Verein für Sozialpolitik (Association for Social Policy), an influential organization of German economists based in Berlin, decided to commission a series of studies on the colonization and settlement of tropical regions by Europeans, with the goal of determining whether and under what conditions such colonization was economically and socially sustainable. The studies were to assist in the development of the German overseas empire, and German East Africa in particular. Each study was to include an overview of a particular region of settlement; analyses of its economy, economic relations between native and settler peoples, and public health and the prevalence of diseases among the settler populations; and an assessment of the prospects for European settlement and colonization. The studies were to be written be leading academics from Jena, Munich, Berlin, and other German universities, and were to cover British, Dutch, German, and American colonies in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. This volume, published in 1914, is devoted to European settlement in British Kaffraria (the southeastern part of the Eastern Cape in present-day South Africa).

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Duncker and Humblot, München and Leipzig


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Britisch-Kaffraria und seine deutschen siedlungen

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82 pages : folded map ; 23 centimeters


  • From series: Schriften des Vereins fur sozialpolitik, and series: Die ansiedelung von Europa ern in den tropen.

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