This thesis documents the Dutch (kinship) movement between 1847 and 1900. For kinship ideologues the white Dutch-Africans in southern Africa were the bridgehead to a broader Dutch identity- a 'second Netherlands' in the south. Using primary sources in Dutch and Afrikaans this study explores Dutch emigration, the transmission of Dutch culture, and Dutch capital investment in the region, offering new perspectives on Dutch imperialism. When the dream collided with British military and economic power in the Second Anglo-Boer War, the belief that race, language and religion could sustain a broader Dutch identity proved to be an illusion.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||9 Nov 2020|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2020|
- Embargoed from 23/11/2020 to 02/09/2022. Made publicly available on 02/09/2022.