Discordant Comrades: Identities and Loyalties on the South African Left

Discordant Comrades: Identities and Loyalties on the South African Left

by Allison Drew

Hardcover

$145.00
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138716544
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/19/2018
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; writing South African socialist history; The international and national origins of South African socialism; ’Rather a strange gospel’: socialism in South Africa, 1900—1917; ’The Word was made flesh’: the impact of the Russian Revolution on South Africa; Searching for the socialist road: the Rand Revolt and the turn to black labour; The one best way: the Comintern’s hand and the Native Republic thesis; The New Line: fighting the scourge of Buntingism; A new prophet, a new prophecy: the origins of South African Trotskyism; Inquisition and recantation; Illusory visions: black unity and left unity in the 1930s; ’Wars and rumours of wars’: socialists confront the Second World War; ’Not in word, but in power’: socialists and black protest during the war; ’Peace; and there was no peace’: the Cold War and the suppression of socialism; Conclusion: the burden of history and the burden of choice; Bibliography; Index.