Debates in History: Short Academic Review of a book/chapter."...the power of the image of Shaka lies not, as most previous commentators have suggested, in its openness to manipulation, to invention, and to imaginative reworkings. Rather it is to be found in, ... the historical limits and constraints ... To the surprise of the trading party, the Zulu's were well ordered and courteous under Shaka's ruler ship. ... As the situation at Port Natal deteriorated, King returned to the Cape aboard the Helicon, to replenish his resources.It is clear from King's account of Shaka, in 1826 that so far no problems had arisen, between the traders and the Zulus. ... King's depiction of Shaka throughout this time and up until 1828 was positive. Changes in colonial policy and delays over the registration of King's boat, led him to again utilise Shaka as a threat. ... The new Zulu king...
Apartheid-The segregation of people by skin color."Cry freedom cry. From deep inside, where we are all confined.” These words by singer/songwriter Dave Matthews establishes the fact that apartheid, separation of the races, was in fact, a very real thing in South Africa. The natives of ... This movement brought them into contact and conflict with African groups in the area; the toughest of these groups were the Zulus. Shaka, their most powerful leader (1787-1828), lead the Zulus in conquering most of the territory between the Drakensburg Mountains and the sea (now Kwazulu-Natal). In 1828, Shaka was assassinated and replaced by his half-brother Dingane. ... The Zulus were strong and kept defeating the British in the battle of Isandhlwana before they were finally conquered in 1879. ...