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White Laager

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South Africa
History of Afrikaner nationalism. In their quest for land in southern Africa, the Boer people fought off the African inhabitants of the land they were invading from a circle of covered wagons – a ‘laager’.
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Long after they had won their battles, they still considered themselves a people besieged by black hordes – even though these ‘black hordes’ were the work force upon which their prosperity depended. With this siege mentality, the Afrikaners of South Africa created the notorious system known as apartheid – strict separation of the races, and maintenance of their white supremacy.

Peter Davis
Collection of Peter Davis Stills, Films, and related items in the archive.