The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
A Woman's Part in a Revolution by Natalie Harris Hammond.
Natalie Harris Hammond was the wife of John Hays Hammond, who was a main force in the Jameson Raid in 1895. Hammond was among the leaders of the Johannesburg Reform Committee who was arrested and sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted and after leaving South Africa the Hammonds lived in England before returning to the U.S.A. This book is Mrs Hammond’s account of the events surrounding the Raid.
From the preface: "My personal experience forms the subject of my story. The causes of the Revolt in Johannesburg and the ensuing political questions are but lightly touched upon, in deference to the silence enforced upon my husband as one of the terms of his liberation by the Boer government."
UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/12648
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.