Masked Raiders: Irish Banditry in Southern Africa, 1880-1899
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Masked Raiders follows the wild exploits of legendary brigands like the McKeone brothers and ?One-Armed Jack? McLaughlin, who ravaged the subcontinent, from the mining towns of Barberton, Kimberley and Johannesburg to the borders of Basotholand, Bechuanaland, Mozambique and Rhodesia. With tales of heists, safe-cracking, illegal gold dealings, prison breaks and hidden roadside treasure, the book reveals the potency of the Highveld?s ?criminal heroes?, a force?until now?largely hidden from history. With inimitable storytelling flair, Charles van Onselen illuminates the intrigue and influence of a secretive, oath-bound brotherhood.
Über den Autor: A graduate of Rhodes University, Grahamstown, and St Antony's College, Oxford, CHARLES VAN ONSELEN is an acclaimed historian and author of The Seed is Mine and The Fox and the Flies. His awards include the American African Studies Association's Herskovits Prize, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies' Trevor Reese Memorial Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. He has published extensively in leading historical journals in America, England and France, and has been honored with visiting fellowships at Cambridge, Oxford and Yale. He is currently Research Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria.
Titel: Masked Raiders: Irish Banditry in Southern ...
Verlag: Zebra Press 2010
Einband: Soft cover
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