American citizens' involvement in South Africa during the second Boer war

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Title: American citizens' involvement in South Africa during the second Boer war
Author: Thornton, Kevin
Abstract: From 1899 -1902 , the Second Boer War captured the attention of the American people and featured prominently in news reports and political debates at the national , regional , and local level . Contemporary historians have overlooked the significant role that Americans played in the conflict . This study examines the impact of individual citizens on the South African war . It begins with an overview of the political debate to provide context for an analysis of the motivations and actions of American participants . It traces efforts to reap profits by supplying the combatants with needed goods in the form of horses and mules . Attention then turns to those who travelled to the Transvaal to participate directly or indirectly in the conflict . Particular emphasis throughout is placed on San Angelo citizens . The thesis contends that the actions of American citizens significantly influenced the course of the Second Boer War .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /30023
Date: 2012-08-10

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Thornton, Kevin American citizens' involvement in South Africa during the second Boer war. Master's thesis, Angelo State University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /30023 .

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