In the company of diamonds

De Beers, Kleinzee, and the control of a town by Peter Carstens

Publisher: Ohio University Press in Athens, OH

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Subjects:

  • De Beers Consolidated Mines -- History,
  • Diamond industry and trade -- South Africa -- Kleinzee -- History,
  • Diamond miners -- South Africa -- Kleinzee -- History,
  • Blacks -- Employment -- South Africa -- Kleinzee -- History,
  • Industrial relations -- South Africa -- Kleinzee -- History,
  • Capitalism -- South Africa -- Kleinzee -- History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p.239-249) and index.

StatementPeter Carstens.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD9677.S64 D43 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 257 p. :
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17600434M
ISBN 100821413775, 0821413783
LC Control Number00065765
OCLC/WorldCa45460856

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