By Allan D. Cooper
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Additional info for Allies in Apartheid: Western Capitalism in Occupied Namibia
In 1861 the guano trade was added to the supervisory responsibilities of the post. Finally, in 1878, Walvis Bay was declared British territory, mainly for the protection of the few economic activities conducted there by British individuals. But these operations remained on a comparatively low scale, thereby allowing the German empire the chance to declare the rest of Namibia a protectorate in 1884. 'German South West Africa', as the colonial possession was labelled, represented Germany's first colony and secured the much wanted 'place in the sun' and 'dream of empire' as demanded by colonial-enthusiast circles.
2oo. 36 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. Colonialist-Capitalist Relations in Namibia Thus the title of a book by Wolfe W. Schmokel, Dream of Empire: German Colonialism 1919-1945 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964); for further details on inner German development resulting in the colonial adventure see Manfred Nussbaum Vom 'Kolonialenthusiasmus' zur Kolonialpolitik der Monopole: Zur deutschen Kolonialpolitik unter Bismarck, Caprivi, Hohenlohe (Berlin, GDR: Akademie Verlag, 1962); and HansUlrich Wehler, Bismarck und der 1mperialismus (Munchen: Deutscher Taschenbuchverlag, 1976); for British activities in Namibia prior to the occupation by the German empire, see Joan Davies, 'Palgrave and Damaraland', in Archives Year Bookfor South African History, 5th Year, Part II (Cape Town: The Government Printer, 1943).
P. 131. On the other hand, leaders of several communities ordered strict regulations prohibiting the consumption of alcohol; such an order was proclaimed by Hendrik Witbooi for his Nama followers. For details on the creation and implementation of reservations, see Gert Sudholt, Die deutsche Eingeborenenpolitik in Sudwestafrika: Von den Angangen bis 1904 Hildescheim: Olms, (1975), p. 149. Governor Leutwein was intelligent enough to present, in spite of harsh criticism from home, the Nama leader with acceptable conditions which guaranteed Hendrik Witbooi his further influential position among the Nama and offered him a capitulation without humiliation.
Allies in Apartheid: Western Capitalism in Occupied Namibia by Allan D. Cooper