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Rhodes, Cecil John (1853-1902), imperialist, colonial politician, and mining entrepreneur

Shula Marks and Stanley Trapido

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/35731

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Early life | Mining for diamonds | Return to Oxford | Return to Kimberley | The rise of De Beers | Politics | Rhodes in 1885 | Gold and the Rand | The British South Africa Company | Prime minister of Cape Colony | Nationalism and empire | The Jameson raid | The rising in Southern Rhodesia, 1896 | Cape politics, 1896-1898 | Rhodes's final will | The South African War, and Rhodes's death | Assessment | The commemoration and historiography of Cecil Rhodes

Reference Entry.  11181 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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