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South Africa : The Rise and Fall of Apartheid,9780582414372

South Africa : The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

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9780582414372

ISBN10:
0582414377
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Pub. Date:
1/30/2004
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Longman
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Summary

Apartheid was an oppressive and brutal system of racial discrimination that captured and appalled world opinion during the latter half of the twentieth century. South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa during this period of apartheid: from 1948 when the Nationalists came to power, through to the collapse of the system in the 1990s. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book: charts the history of the apartheid regime, starting with the institution of the policy, through the mounting opposition in the 1970's and 1980's, to its eventual collapse in the 1990's highlights the internal contradictions of white supremacy demonstrates how black opposition, from that of Nelson Mandela to that of thousands of ordinary people, finally brought an end to white minority rule provides an extensive set of documents to give insight into the minds of those who fashioned and those who opposed apartheid discusses the subsequent legacy of apartheid Also containing a Chronology, Glossary, Who's Who of leading figures and Guide to Further Reading, this book provides students with the most up-to-date and succinct introduction to the ideology and practice of apartheid in South Africa.Nancy L. Clark is Professor of History and Dean of the Honors College at Louisiana State University. William H. Worger is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Author Biography

Nancy L. Clark

Nancy L. Clark teaches history at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

William H. Worger

William H. Worger teaches history at University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series vii
Acknowledgements viii
Chronology ix
List of Maps and Figures xiv
Maps xv
PART ONE: SETTING THE SCENE 1(32)
1. INTRODUCTION
3(7)
Apartheid
3(3)
Historiography
6(4)
2. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
10(23)
The Peoples of South Africa
10(5)
The Creation of South Africa: The South African War and its Aftermath
15(6)
Union and Segregation
21(2)
The African Response
23(3)
The Rise of Afrikanerdom
26(7)
PART TWO: ANALYSIS 33(78)
3. THE BASIS OF APARTHEID
35(27)
Why Apartheid?
35(8)
The Implementation of Apartheid
43(2)
Early Apartheid Legislation
45(8)
Challenge and Repression
53(6)
The Grand Apartheid Solution
59(3)
4. GROWING CONTRADICTIONS
62(25)
The Impact of Apartheid
63(1)
The Failure of Grand Apartheid
64(5)
Essential Workers: The Failure of Labour Control
69(4)
Bantu Education and Black Consciousness
73(4)
The Apartheid Police State
77(2)
The Total Strategy
79(4)
From Failure to Reform?: The 1983 Constitution
83(4)
5. THE COLLAPSE OF APARTHEID
87(24)
Reform and Repression
87(3)
Insurrection
90(11)
Negotiation
101(10)
PART THREE: ASSESSMENT 111(10)
6. THE LEGACY OF APARTHEID
113(8)
PART FOUR: DOCUMENTS 121
Glossary
155(3)
Who's Who
158(3)
Guide to Further Reading
161(4)
References
165(3)
Index
168


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