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Thomas Pringle : South African pioneer, poet and abolitionist /
Randolph Vigne.
imprint
Woodbridge, Suffolk [England] ; Rochester, NY : James Currey, 2012.
description
xvii, 270 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1847010520 (cloth), 9781847010520 (cloth)
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Book
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imprint
Woodbridge, Suffolk [England] ; Rochester, NY : James Currey, 2012.
isbn
1847010520 (cloth)
9781847010520 (cloth)
catalogue key
8649676
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 250-256) and index.
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This biography of Thomas Pringle, poet, fighter for the Cape Colony's settlers' rights, and abolitionist, reveals for the first time the role this key Enlightenment figure played in Africa and Britain.
Main Description
Honoured in South Africa as the 'father of South African poetry', for achieving a free press and as a fighter for the democratic rights of the Cape Colony settlers, in Scotland as the founding editor of Blackwood's Magazine and a key Enlightenment figure, and in England as instrumental in bringing in abolition, Thomas Pringle has not yet had the attention he deserves. This biography reveals the important part he played in the literary and political world across two continents, and in championing the Khoisan and increasingly dispossessed Nguni. Born on the Scottish Borders, Pringle entered literary life in late Enlightenment Edinburgh, but in 1820 led a party of settlers to the Cape Colony. After running a school, launching a literary journal and co-editing the Cape's first independent newspaper, he led a group to fight for democratic rights for the settlers. On return to Britain he became Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society, and on 15 June 1834 announced the implementation of abolition. Randolph Vigne is a South African publisher, writer and activist. Active in South African Liberal Party politics he went into exile in 1964 after co-founding the African Resistance Movement.
Main Description
This biography of Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), poet, fighter for human rights in the Cape Colony, and abolitionist, reveals the role this key Enlightenment figure played in Africa and Britain. Honoured in South Africa as 'the father of South African English poetry', for his part in achieving a free press, for his fight for the settlers' rights in the colony, in Scotland as the founding editor of I>Blackwood's Magazine, and in England as instrumental in bringing in abolition, Thomas Pringle has not yet had the attention he deserves. Born on the Scottish Borders, Pringle entered literary life in late Englightenment Edinburgh, but in 1820 led a party of settlers to the Cape Colony. After running a school, launching a literary journal and co-editing the Cape's first independent newspaper, he formed a group to fight for democratic rights for both the settlers and the dispossessed indigenous people. His biography reveals the important part he played in the literary and political world across two continents, and in championing the Khoisan and the increasingly dispossessed Nguni people. On returning to England he became Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society, and on 15 June 1834 announced the implementation of abolition. After actively opposing the apartheid government in South Africa Randolph Vigne worked in exile as a London publisher and latterly, in Britain and South Africa, as author and editor of European and African historical studies. UCT Press: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Main Description
This biography of Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), poet, fighter for human rights in the Cape Colony, and abolitonist, reveals for the first time the role this key Enlightenment figure played in Africa and Britain. Honoured in South Africa as 'the father of South African English poetry', for his part in achieving a free press, for his fight for the settlers' rights in the colony, in Scotland as the founding editor of Blackwood's Magazine, and in England as instrumental in bringing in abolition, Thomas Pringle has not yet had the attention he deserves. Born on the Scottish Borders, Pringle entered literary life in late Englightenment Edinburgh, but in 1820 led a party of settlers to the Cape Colony. After running a school, launching a literary journal and co-editing the Cape's first independent newspaper, he formed a group to fight for democratic rights for both the settlers and the dispossessed indigenous people. His biography reveals the important part he played in the literary and political world across two continents, and in championing the Khoisan and the increasingly dispossessed Nguni people. On returning to England he became Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society, and on 15 June 1834 announced the implementation of abolition.. After actively opposing the apartheid government in South Africa Randolph Vigne worked in exile as a London publisher and latterly, in Britain and South Africa, as author and editor of European and African historical studies.
Main Description
This biography of Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), poet, fighter for human rights in the Cape Colony, and abolitonist, reveals the role this key Enlightenment figure played in Africa and Britain. Honoured in South Africa as 'the father of South African English poetry', for his part in achieving a free press, for his fight for the settlers' rights in the colony, in Scotland as the founding editor of Blackwood's Magazine, and in England as instrumental in bringing in abolition, Thomas Pringle has not yet had the attention he deserves. Born on the Scottish Borders, Pringle entered literary life in late Englightenment Edinburgh, but in 1820 led a party of settlers to the Cape Colony. After running a school, launching a literary journal and co-editing the Cape's first independent newspaper, he formed a group to fight for democratic rights for both the settlers and the dispossessed indigenous people. His biography reveals the important part he played in the literary and political world across two continents, and in championing the Khoisan and the increasingly dispossessed Nguni people. On returning to England he became Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society, and on 15 June 1834 announced the implementation of abolition.. After actively opposing the apartheid government in South Africa Randolph Vigne worked in exile as a London publisher and latterly, in Britain and South Africa, as author and editor of European and African historical studies.
Unpaid Annotation
Scottish poet, fighter for human rights in the Cape Colony, and abolitionist, reveals for the first time the role this key Enlightenment figure played in Africa and Britain.
Unpaid Annotation
Scottish poet, fighter for human rights in the Cape Colony, and abolitionist, reveals the role this key Enlightenment figure played in Africa and Britain.
Unpaid Annotation
This biography of Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), poet, fighter for the Cape Colony's settlers rights, and abolitionist, reveals for the first time the role this key Enlightenment figure played in Africa and Britain.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations and Mapsp. x
Prefacep. xi
Author's Notep. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Scotland: Boarder Farm to Literary Edinburgh (1789-1820)
The Elfin Bandp. 3
Edinburgh: the Shallowsp. 15
Edinburgh: at the Floodp. 29
A Long, a Last Adien!p. 47
The Cape Frontier: Pioneer, Settler Leader (1820-1821)
Settler Leader: Arrivalp. 67
At Glen Lyndenp. 79
Beyond Glen Lyndenp. 93
Cape Town and Genadendal: The Stand Against Power (1822-1825)
Westwardp. 111
'An Arrant Dissenter'p. 121
Value of Gracep. 132
On the Frontier: the Final Yearp. 138
The Frontiner, Karroo: Rural Retreat and the 'Great Cause' (1825-1826)
Return to Glen Lyndenp. 147
Karroo turning Pointp. 154
Last Months at Eildonp. 163
Return of the Settlerp. 169
London Literary Life and the Anti-Slavery Campaign (1826-1833)
London Journalist and Editorp. 179
The Literary Life and Cape Achievementsp. 191
Emancipation and Afterp. 201
Scotland and Highgate: A Poet Returns to his Roots and Last Works (1830-1834)
'A Little Doctoring'p. 217
African Sketches: Responsesp. 226
On Scottish Groundp. 233
Journey's Endp. 241
Bibliographyp. 250
Indexp. 257
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