A Study in Black and White / Edition 3

A Study in Black and White / Edition 3

by Malcolm Prentis
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Rosenberg Publishing


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A Study in Black and White / Edition 3

Many changes have occurred in Aboriginal history in the last twenty years...there have been sharp challenges to our understanding of the whole of the past, before and since 1988. The past itself has been even more hotly contested than before 1988 as historians and others became embroiled in the so-called 'history wars'. - Malcolm Prentis, author *** For nearly two hundred years, the Aborigines were treated as little more than 'a melancholy footnote' to Australian history. When A Study in Black and White was first published in 1975, it was called an 'excellent short summary.' This third edition continues to offer a simple, balanced, and concise study of the interaction of Indigenous and European Australians. It has been reorganized and completely rewritten in the light of the boom in historical, archaeological, and anthropological research into, and contending interpretations of, the Australian Indigenous story over the last 40 years. The book traces the evolution of relations between black and white from 1788 to the present but, in a unique approach, it divides the story into two parts: the first examines Aboriginal reactions to the European settlers, while the second examines policies of governments and non-indigenous attitudes towards Indigenous people. Using numerous illustrations and incorporating carefully selected primary sources, author Malcolm Prentis presents an overview which will appeal to both the student and the general reader, providing a background to the situations still facing black and white Australians today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781877058783
Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition 7

Acknowledgments 9

List of Readings 11

List of Maps 12

Lists of Further Reading 13

1 Introduction 14

2 Before 1788 22

Part 1 Aboriginal Reactions to the Europeans 39

3 First Contacts 40

4 Resisting the Invaders 48

5 Adapting to a New Situation 60

6 Poverty and Protest 67

7 Since 1967 85

Part 2 White Reactions to the Aborigines 109

8 Policy and Practice in the Colonial Period, 1788-1855 110

9 The Protection Era, 1855-1937 128

10 The Assimilation Era, 1937-1960s 142

11 The Rise of Self-Determination, 1960s-1990s 151

12 Mabo, Wik and Reconciliation 163

13 Conclusion 173

Additional References 178

Websites 184

Audio-Visual Material 185

Index 189

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