South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408245644
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/18/2011
  • Series: Seminar Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 175,887
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy L. Clark and William H. Worger have been researching and writing about the history of South Africa since first visiting the country in the mid 1970s. Nancy L. Clark is currently Professor of History at Louisiana State University. William H. Worger is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

List of maps and figures

Publisher's acknowledgements

Chronology

Who's who

Glossary

Maps

PART 1: SETTING THE SCENE

1. INTRODUCTION

Apartheid

Historiography

2. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The peoples of South Africa

The creation of South Africa: The South African War and its aftermath

Union and Segregation

The African response

The rise of Afrikanerdom

PART 2: ANALYSIS

3. THE BASIS OF APARTHEID

Why apartheid?

The implementation of apartheid

Early Apartheid legislation

Challenge and repression

The grand apartheid solution

4. GROWING CONTRADICTIONS

The impact of apartheid

The failure of apartheid

Essential workers: The failure of labour control

Bantu education and black consciousness

The apartheid police state

The total strategy

From failure to reform?: The 1983 Constitution

5. THE COLLAPSE OF APARTHEID

Reform and repression

Insurrection

Negotiation

PART 3: ASSESSMENT

6. THE LEGACY OF APARTHEID

PART 4: DOCUMENTS

Guide to further reading

References

Index

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