Petition of Johannesburg Uitlanders to Queen Victoria (56 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "Petition of Johannesburg Uitlanders to Queen Victoria". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19283, accessed 08 December 2016.]