Sorcery and Sovereignty: Taxation, Power and Rebellion in South Africa, 1880-1963 cover
Sorcery and Sovereignty: Taxation, Power and Rebellion in South Africa, 1880-1963
by Sean Redding
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Ohio University Press; 2006; 304 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: History, Politics
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By the mid-20th century, prompted largely by frustrations over tax laws, black South Africans revolted against white colonial rule. The rebels called upon mystical forces for help and used accusations of witchcraft to undermine the credibility of government officials. Redding analyzes the intersections of race relations, economic policy, political rhetoric and supernatural belief.Sorcery and Sovereignty: Taxation, Power and Rebellion in South Africa, 1880-1963