A History of South Africa

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Yale University Press, 2001 - History - 358 pages
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A leading scholar of South Africa provides a fresh and penetrating exploration of that country's history, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present, focusing primarily on the experiences of its black inhabitants. For this third edition, Leonard Thompson adds two new chapters that describe the transfer of power and the new South Africa under the presidencies of Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.
  

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

About as definitive a national history as exists. Anyone remotely interested in South Africa should have read this and Mandela's "Long Walk to Freedom." Read full review

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I enjoyed it - very informative and doesn't overload the reader. Felt like a nimble read. Read full review

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Contents

The Cape Colony 16521870
31
Southeast Africa 17701870
70
4 Diamonds Gold and British Imperialism 18701910
110
5 The Segregation Era 19101948
154
6 The Apartheid Era 19481978
187
7 Apartheid in Crisis 19781989
221
8 The Political Transition 19891994
241
9 The New South Africa 19942000
265
Statistics
297
Notes
305
Index
345
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