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The Scots in South Africa
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The Scots in South Africa: Ethnicity, Identity, Gender and Race, 1772-1914

John M. MacKenzie and Nigel R. Dalziel


This book is a full-length study of the role of the Scots from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It highlights the interaction of Scots with African peoples, the manner in which missions and schools were credited with producing ‘Black Scotsmen’ and the ways in which they pursued many distinctive policies. The book also deals with the inter-weaving of issues of gender, class and race, as well as with the means by which Scots clung to their ethnicity through founding various social and cultural societies. It contributes to both Scottish and South African history, and, in the process, illu ... More

Keywords: Scots, African peoples, missions, schools, Black Scotsmen, gender, class, race, ethnicity, Scottish Diaspora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719076084
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719076084.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. MacKenzie, author

Nigel R. Dalziel, author