Twentieth-Century South Africa / Edition 1

Twentieth-Century South Africa / Edition 1

by William Beinart
     
 

An innovative examination of the forces—both destructive and dynamic—which have shaped South Africa, this book provides a stimulating introduction to the history of the nation in the twentieth century. It draws on the rich and lively tradition of radical history writing and weaves economic and cultural history into the political narrative.See more details below

Overview

An innovative examination of the forces—both destructive and dynamic—which have shaped South Africa, this book provides a stimulating introduction to the history of the nation in the twentieth century. It draws on the rich and lively tradition of radical history writing and weaves economic and cultural history into the political narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192893185
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

William Beinart is Professor of History, and Fellow of St Anthony's College, Oxford. He has taught at Bristol and studied at the University of Cape Town and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and has held research fellowships at Rhodes and Yale Universities. He was joint editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies from 1982 to 1987 and has been chair of its editorial board since 1992.

Table of Contents

Part I: A State without a Nation
1. African Rural Life and Migrant Labour
2. Economic and Social Change on the Settler Farmlands
3. War, Reconstruction, and the State from the 1890s to 1920s
4. Black Responses and Black Resistance
5. The Settler State in Depression and War, 1930-1948
Part II: Afrikaner Power and the Rise of Mass
6. Apartheid, 1948-1961
7. Economy and Society in the 1960s and 1970s
8. Farms, Homelands, and Displaced Urbanization 1960-1984
9. Black Political Struggles and the Reform Era of P.W. Botha 1973-1984
10. Insurrection, Fragmentation, and Negotiations 1984-1992
Part III: TBC

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