A History of South Africa

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Yale University Press, 2001 - History - 358 pages
37 Reviews
A leading scholar of South Africa provides a fresh and penetrating exploration of that country's history from the earliest known human habitation to the present, focusing primarily on the experiences of its black inhabitants. This third edition includes 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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Review: A History of South Africa

User Review  - NW Martin - Goodreads

Focuses heavily on political issue and doesn't examine the cultural aspects of social change, but, overall, this is a well-balanced book. Though, he does romanticize Mandela a bit. Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Hm - Goodreads

Really interesting book to read for anyone planning to go on a trip to South Africa. I bought it over there and could not get my hands off it during my stay there. Very insightful and helpful to understand the roots of SA's modern-day issues! 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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