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Nelson Mandela: Ending Apartheid in South Africa

Nelson Mandela: Ending Apartheid in South Africa

by Willard Crompton Samuel, Samuel Willard Crompton
     
 
Born in obscurity and relative poverty, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela became the first president of South Africa elected by a fully representative democratic vote. One of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, Mandela is a leader whose lifetime is marked by humor, suffering, and the gift of forgiveness-rather than by a thirst for revenge. Imprisoned for 27 years

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Born in obscurity and relative poverty, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela became the first president of South Africa elected by a fully representative democratic vote. One of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, Mandela is a leader whose lifetime is marked by humor, suffering, and the gift of forgiveness-rather than by a thirst for revenge. Imprisoned for 27 years during his struggle to end the apartheid state in South Africa, he nevertheless continued his struggle, emerging to help establish a new South Africa. Nelson Mandela focuses on his efforts to end the segregation that paralyzed his country, efforts that resulted in his being awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, along with South Africa's previous president, Frederik Willem de Klerk, "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa."

About the Author:
Samuel Willard Crompton is a historian and biographer who lives in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cindy L. Carolan
Many parents of readers of this biography aimed at secondary school students will remember the chorus of a song, "Free Nelson Mandela!" A man who spent twenty-seven years of his life in prison, Mandela never gave up the fight to end apartheid (defined as apartness) in South Africa, where a white minority backed the government in establishing a total separation between white, black, Indian, and mixed race people. A comparison between segregation and apartheid is made, showing that while neither was right, segregation supposedly meant separate but equal, whereas apartheid simply meant separate. The ten chapters of this book provide an insightful and detailed examination not only about this committed and forgiving man's life, but also about what was happening to his family, his country, and in the world in general for the better part of the 1900's and into the year 2005. Part of the "Modern Peacemakers" series that highlights the work Nobel Peace Prize recipients were doing when awarded such an honor, as well as providing the history and background of the unrest that caused such situations to arise. This title would make an excellent addition as a resource for a school library. Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791089972
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Modern Peacemakers Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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