Changing Childhoods in the Cape Colony

Dutch Reformed Church Evangelicalism and Colonial Childhood, 1860–1895

  • S. E. Duff

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood book series (PSHC)

About this book


This book opens up histories of childhood and youth in South African historiography. It looks at how childhoods changed during South Africa's industrialisation, and traces the ways in which institutions, first the Dutch Reformed Church and then the Cape government, attempted to shape white childhood to the future benefit of the colony.


South Africa history of childhood British Empire education race youth Cape Town religion Dutch Reformed Church Africa African church crisis Dutch Reformed church future historiography poverty reform relief time

Authors and affiliations

  • S. E. Duff
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47950-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-38094-4
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