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The Making of Modern South Africa Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy



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This is the 5th edition with a publication date of 1/10/2012.

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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

Author Biography

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 Mapsp. x
Outline Chronologyp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xviii
Acronymsp. xix
Introduction: The Changing History of South Africap. 1
The Conquest of the Landp. 9
Changes in Town and Countrysidep. 39
White Supremacy, Segregation and Apartheidp. 73
The Heyday of Apartheidp. 104
The Decline and Fall of Apartheidp. 131
The 'New South Africa'p. 156
Bibliographyp. 170
Indexp. 194
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