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South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

By Nancy L. Clark, William H. Worger

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 30, 2004


What¿s it about?

Focusing on the rise and fall of Apartheid, this new introductory text explores the history of South Africa from 1948, when the Nationalists came to power, until its dramatic collapse in the 1990s. Two introductory chapters set the system of Apartheid in historical context, looking at the origins of population, slavery and early manifestations of racism, and the consolidation of white rule. The core of this book focuses on how Apartheid evolved during the Nationalist period, the rise of the opposition and the collapse of the system, through to its continuing legacy today.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Historical Background
The Peoples of South Africa
The Creation of South Africa: The South African War and its Aftermath
Union and Segregation
African Response
The Rise of Afrikanerdom
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 Grand 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
6. The Legacy of Apartheid
Who¿s Who
Guide to Further Reading

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