Hedge of Wild Almonds
South Africa, the 'Pro-Boers' and the Quaker Conscience
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: James Currey
Number of Pages: 408
Width: 18.5 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
Examines the Quakers' role in the minority protest against the Boer war and the excesses of patriotism. The war divided the Society of Friends, but their opposition to it became more decisive as the war progressed.
'A book as perspicacious and charming as Hope Hay Hewison's will appeal to a wide audience who enjoy the blend of literature, human interest, and political relevance... a book which sheds so much light on the religious dimension of social history.' - David Birmingham, Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent at Canterbury 'Hope Hay Hewison's impressive book studies in depth an important phase of this development. The twenty years covered in the heart of the book are arguably the most decisive in the making of modern South Africa.' - The Friend 'This is an episode in South African history that was a revelation to me, and timely reading. Hope Hay Hewison has written an extraordinary tale.' - Rabbi Julia Neuberger '...a useful reference work on the religious history of South Africa, to which a lot of attention is currently being paid.' - T.R.H. Davenport in Africa Journal '...a most attractively produced work, incorporating many photographs in the margins and a generous index.' - The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History