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By John J. Stephens

For greater than a century following its discovery, South Africa held little curiosity for the imperial powers of Europe. while gold used to be chanced on there towards the tip of the 19th century, the territory by surprise turned essentially the most hotly contested items of genuine property on the earth. Fuelling the Empire tells the tale of the South African gold rush, the enormous political and monetary forces it set in movement, and the devastating army clash to which it gave riseĆ¢??the Boer struggle, the 1st large-scale human tragedy of the 20th century.

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