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Dr Jeremy Krikler

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Dr Jeremy Krikler
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    5NW.7.9, Colchester Campus

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Biography

I took my Honours degree at the University of Cape Town and my doctorate at Oxford. Research into the South African rural world led to Revolution from Above, Rebellion from Below, a book on agrarian struggle and transformation in that country. Publications after that have focused on racial fears and violence, and the history of the white working class in South Africa. These studies culminated in the publication of White Rising (published in paperback as The Rand Revolt). I am now working on the eighteenth century British slave trade with a special focus on the notorious slave ship, The Zong. Previous supervision topics include The Zulu War; agrarian Botswana; racial killing in East St Louis; the politics and culture of empire day; political prisoners in South Africa; Chinese labour in the British Empire; women and mining in Zambia.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

the history of race and class

peasant/agrarian history labour history

comparative history

history of Southern Africa

history of imperialism

the slave trade

Teaching and supervision

  • The Making of the Modern World since 1750 (HR100)

  • Resisting Empire (HR104)

  • History Works: Beyond Your BA (HR200)

  • Choosing Your Past: How to Design and Manage a Research Project (HR231)

  • South and Southern Africa in the Twentieth Century (HR294)

  • Fictions of Empire (HR371)

  • Research Project (HR831)

  • Race and Class in the United States, South Africa and Britain: Select Topics (HR903)

  • The Public History Workshop (HR921)

Publications

Journal articles (22)

Krikler, J., (2017). The micro-history of a South African murder. Journal of Southern African Studies. 43 (6), 1255-1272

Krikler, J., (2017). Rural masters and urban militants in early twentieth-century South Africa. The Historical Journal. 60 (03), 771-793

Krikler, JM., (2015). The Historical Significance of Autobiographical Elements in Kim. Children's Literature Review. 199, 125-135

Krikler, JM., (2013). The Historical Significance of Autobiographical Elements in Kim. Kipling Journal. 87 (350), 24-44

Krikler, JM., (2012). A Chain of Murder in the Slave Trade: A Wider Context of the Zong Massacre. International Review of Social History. 57 (03), 393-415

Krikler, JM., (2011). Lost Causes of the Rand Revolt. South African Historical Journal. 63 (2), 318-338

Krikler, JM., (2009). Voice, Face and the Holocaust. The Holocaust in History and Memory. 2, 83-92

Krikler, JM., (2007). Constraints upon Popular Racial Killing: A South African Case. South African Historical Journal. 58 (1), 203-225

Krikler, JM., (2007). The Zong and the Lord Chief Justice. History Workshop Journal. 64 (1), 29-47

Krikler, JM., (2000). Peasant life. Journal of African History. 41 (2)

Krikler, JM., (2000). Rural resistance. Journal of African History. 41 (2)

Krikler, JM., (2000). The inner mechanics of a South African racial massacre. The Historical Journal. 42 (4), 1051-1075

Krikler, JM., (1999). The commandos: the army of white labour in South Africa. Past and Present. 163 (3)

Krikler, JM., (1999). The inner mechanics of a South African racial massacre. The Historical Journal. 42 (4)

Krikler, JM., (1996). Women, violence and the Rand Revolt of 1922. Journal of Southern African Studies. 22 (3), 349-372

Krikler, JM., (1995). Social neurosis and hysterical pre-cognition in South Africa: a case-study and reflections. Journal of Social History. 28 (3), 491-520

Krikler, JM., (1994). Lessons from America: the writings of David Roediger. Journal of Southern African Studies. 20 (4)

KRIKLER, J., (1993). Social Neurosis and Hysterical Pre-Cognition in South Africa: A Case-Study and Reflections. South African Historical Journal. 28 (1), 63-97

Krikler, JM., (1990). The agrarian class structure of the Transvaal Colony. The Societies of Southern Africa in the Twentieth Centuries. 16

Krikler, JM., (1989). Agrarian class struggle and the South African War. Social History. 14 (2), 151-176

Krikler, JM., (1986). Reflections on the transition to socialism in South African agriculture. Africa Perspective, New Series. 1 (5-6), 95-120

Krikler, JM., (1986). The Transvaal Agrarian class struggle in the South African war, 1899?1902. Social Dynamics. 12 (2), 1-30

Books (3)

Hund, WD., Krikler, JM. and Roediger, D., (2010). Wages of Whiteness and Racist Symbolic Capital. LIT Verlag. 978-3-643-10949-1

Krikler, JM., (2005). White Rising: The 1922 Insurrection and Racial Killing in South Africa. Manchester University Press. 9780719068447

Krikler, JM., (1993). Revolution from Above, Rebellion from Below: the Agrarian Transvaal at the Turn of the Century. Clarendon Press. 9780198203803

Book chapters (2)

Krikler, JM., (2010). Re-thinking Race and Class in South Africa: Some Ways Forward. In: Wages of Whiteness and Racist Symbolic Capital. Editors: de Leeuw, E., Hund, WD., Krikler, JM. and Roediger, D., . LIT Verlag. 133- 160. 9783643109491

Krikler, JM., (1989). William Macmillan and the working class. In: Africa and Empire: W.M. MacMillan, Historian and Social Critic. Editors: MacMillan, H. and Marks, S., . Temple Smith. 35- 71. 9780566054945

Contact

krikjm@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872249

Location:

5NW.7.9, Colchester Campus