A History of South Africa

A History of South Africa

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by Leonard Thompson
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

Desmond Tutu
A history that is both accurate and authentic; written in a delightful literary style.
Foreign Affairs
This is a work of insight and durability that is certain to assist South Africa's coming generation of nation-builders to reach a more objective understanding of their past.
Lorna Hahn
An admirably objective history of South Africa . . . [that] will be most useful in contemplating the country's future.
New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300065428
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.28(d)

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu
A history that is both accurate and authentic, written in a delightful literary style.

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