South Africa in World History

South Africa in World History

by Iris Berger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019533793X

ISBN-13: 9780195337938

Pub. Date: 03/27/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume offers the first general survey of South African history to fully integrate social history and women's history and the first to emphasize connections between the United States and South Africa. Written by Iris Berger, a recognized authority on South Africa and a past president of the African Studies Association, this engaging history ranges from the first

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This volume offers the first general survey of South African history to fully integrate social history and women's history and the first to emphasize connections between the United States and South Africa. Written by Iris Berger, a recognized authority on South Africa and a past president of the African Studies Association, this engaging history ranges from the first Stone Age foragers and Iron Age farmers to the coming of the Dutch settlers and the introduction of slavery, the British conquest in the early nineteenth century, the discovery of gold and diamonds, the rise of Afrikaner Nationalism, the imposition of apartheid, the Soweto Uprising, and the creation of a new government headed by Nelson Mandela. Throughout the narrative, Berger uses individual biographies to illuminate issues of race, gender, class, religion, ethnicity, and culture. Connecting the South African past with urgent contemporary problems, the book also discusses the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the devastating HIV/Aids epidemic in the country, and continuing struggles against poverty, racism, and sexism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195337938
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/27/2009
Series:
New Oxford World History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
894,368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Editors' Preface ix

Preface xi

Chapter 1 Ancestors 1

Chapter 2 Bitter Almond Hedges: Colonization, Servitude, and Slavery 22

Chapter 3 New Frontiers 39

Chapter 4 Minerals, War, and Unification 65

Chapter 5 Worlds Apart: A New Racial Divide 85

Chapter 6 Nationalisms in Conflict: The Rise of Apartheid 109

Chapter 7 "No Easy Walk to Freedom" 126

Chapter 8 Democracy and Its Discontents 149

Chronology 165

Notes 167

Further Reading 175

Web Sites 181

Acknowledgments 183

Index 184

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