Petition of Johannesburg Uitlanders to Queen Victoria (56 words)

Historical Context Note

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Expatriate migrant workers, known as Uitlanders, living in the Boer-run Transvaal republic at Johannesburg, send a petition to Queen Victoria that details their grievances against the Boers. A concern for the mistreatment of uitlanders was one of the pretexts on which the British justified their movement towards the Second Boer War, which breaks out in October 1899.

Editors. "Petition of Johannesburg Uitlanders to Queen Victoria". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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