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The Making of Modern South Africa: Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy

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The new edition of this highly acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and completely up-to-date introduction to the key themes and debates central to an understanding of the region.    The revision includes a new final chapter which takes the story to the present day and considers the challenges and compromises of the first two decades of democracy. It also contains new material on the post-apartheid era and current issues in South Africa. The book will continue to be an invaluable resource for students and lecturers of history and African Studies, as well as general readers interested in this country's fascinating history.

The new edition of this highly acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and completely up-to-date introduction to the key themes and debates concerning the history of this controversial country. Engagingly written, the author provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa. The text covers the complete history of the country, from pre-colonial times to the present, and major themes include explorations of the colonial conquests of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the establishment of racism, segregation and apartheid; forms of resistance and repression in the apartheid era; and the collapse of apartheid and the problems facing the new democratic nation.

Synopsis:

The new edition of The Making of Modern South Africa provides a comprehensive, current introduction to the key themes and debates concerning the history of this controversial country. Engagingly written, the author provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa. 
  • Examines the major issues in South Africa's history, from pre-colonial to present, including colonial conquest; the establishment of racism, segregation, and apartheid; resistance movements; and the eventual founding of democracy
  • Contains an additional final chapter that takes the story to the present and considers the challenges and compromises of the first two decades of democracy
  • Updated with material on post-apartheid era and current issues in South Africa
  • The only book that gives direct guidance to bibliographical material and readings on key debates
  • Provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa
  • Extensive references are given to the key writings on each topic and the debates between scholars

About the Author

Nigel Worden is King George V Professor of History at the University of Cape Town. He was previously Research Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and Lecturer in Commonwealth History at the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Slavery in Dutch South Africa (1985) and numerous books and articles on the history of early colonial South Africa. An edited collection, Between East and West: Social Identities in Eighteenth Century Cape Town is due for publication in 2012.

Table of Contents

List of Maps x

Outline Chronology xi

Acknowledgments xviii

Acronyms xix

1 Introduction: The Changing History of South Africa 1

2 The Conquest of the Land 9

3 Changes in Town and Countryside 39

4 White Supremacy, Segregation and Apartheid 73

5 The Heyday of Apartheid 104

6 The Decline and Fall of Apartheid 131

7 The ‘New South Africa’ 156

Bibliography 170

Index 194

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470656334
Author:
Worden, Nigel
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
African History
Subject:
apartheid, Mandela, post-apartheid, Johannesburg, Boer wars, F. W. de Klerk, new South Africa
Subject:
World History-Africa
Copyright:
Series:
Historical Association Studies
Publication Date:
20120201
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The new edition of The Making of Modern South Africa provides a comprehensive, current introduction to the key themes and debates concerning the history of this controversial country. Engagingly written, the author provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa. 
  • Examines the major issues in South Africa's history, from pre-colonial to present, including colonial conquest; the establishment of racism, segregation, and apartheid; resistance movements; and the eventual founding of democracy
  • Contains an additional final chapter that takes the story to the present and considers the challenges and compromises of the first two decades of democracy
  • Updated with material on post-apartheid era and current issues in South Africa
  • The only book that gives direct guidance to bibliographical material and readings on key debates
  • Provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa
  • Extensive references are given to the key writings on each topic and the debates between scholars
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