Currency, banking and politics: the Bank of England, sterling and South Africa's monetary system, 1914-1925.

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dc.contributor.author Ally, Russell
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-25T09:33:36Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-25T09:33:36Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-25T09:33:36Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/8215
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented October, 1991. en_US
dc.description.abstract The extent of imperial capital's dominance over South Africa's economy at the time of the formation of Union inevitably raises serious questions about the content of the country's political independence in 1910. This is not to deny that the making of Union was of far-reaching political significance. Yet, it is also evident that the unified state which emerged in 1910, far from representing the triumph of national interests over imperial interests, did much to safeguard British supremacy in South Africa. What this paper suggests is that our understanding of Britain's continued domination over South Africa - even after the country had formally gained its political independence - and the challenge which took place to imperial capital's hegemony during the period 1914-1925, can be enhanced by looking at the way in which South Africa was incorporated into the imperial economic system - particularly with regard to such crucial and sensitive matters as currency and banking. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Institute for Advanced Social Research;ISS 10
dc.subject Banks and banking. South Africa. History, 1909-1948. en_US
dc.subject Money. South Africa. History, 1909-1948. en_US
dc.subject Monetary policy. South Africa. History, 1909-1948 en_US
dc.title Currency, banking and politics: the Bank of England, sterling and South Africa's monetary system, 1914-1925. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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