A Century of Wrong

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A Century of Wrong  (1900) 
by Francis William Reitz, translator not mentioned
At the advent of the South African War (Second Anglo-Boer War), F.W. Reitz, in his capacity of State Secretary of the South African Republic, published an overview of Anglo-Boer relations in the nineteenth century in Dutch, under the title Eene eeuw van onrecht. The book was an important propaganda instrument against the British.

The actual authorship of the book is unclear. The second Dutch edition of the book carried the text 'Op last van den staatssekretaris der Z.A.R., F.W. Reitz' ('By order of the State Secretary of the S.A.R., F.W. Reitz'). J.C. Smuts is indicated as author, but probably only edited the introduction and the end of the book, in collaboration with the historian E.J.P. Jorissen. The rest of the text was probably prepared by J. de Villiers Roos.[1]

In 1900, translations appeared in German and English. The English translation, reproduced here, only carried the name of Reitz, and has a preface by the British (pro-Boer) journalist W.T. Stead. The English edition contains more material than the original Dutch edition.


Title Page.[edit]

A CENTURY OF WRONG

ISSUED BY

F.W. REITZ

State Secretary of the South African Republic

WITH PREFACE BY

W.T. STEAD

'Audi Alteram Partem'[2]

LONDON: 'REVIEW OF REVIEWS' OFFICE, MOWBRAY HOUSE, NORFOLK STREET, W.C. [1900]


Contents.[edit]


References[edit]

  1. W.J. Leyds, Tweede verzameling, I, XV-XVI; F. Oudschans Dentz, Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant 17 Aug. 1934; H.T. Colenbrander, De Gids, C, 6 (June 1936), 340-341.
  2. Latin: "Hear the other side"
This is a translation and has a separate copyright status from the original text. The license for the translation applies to this edition only.
Original:
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1934, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
Translation:
This work was published before January 1, 1923 and it is anonymous or pseudonymous due to unknown authorship. It is in the public domain in the United States as well as countries and areas where the copyright terms of anonymous or pseudonymous works are 91 years or less since publication.