The Making of Modern South Africa: Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy

The Making of Modern South Africa

Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy

Pub. price: $36.95

ISBN10: 1405154292 ISBN13: 9781405154291 Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc Published: Aug 24 2007 Pages: 198 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.25" Edition: 4th Edition Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Worden (history, U. of Cape Town, South Africa) introduces themes and debates in South Africa's history, beginning with the pre-colonial period, with a focus on the period of racial segregation between the 1910s and the 1970s. He also describes the end of apartheid in the 1980s and 1990s. He focuses on key themes since the historical understanding of South Africa has changed to be more inclusive of race and gender. These include the dynamics of colonial conquest in the late nineteenth century, the mineral revolution of the 1880s, white worker militancy in the late 1910s, black rural protest in the 1920s, and the roots and emergence of segregation. This edition contains a rewritten final chapter that extends the account from 1994 to the present, as well as new and revised maps and an updated further reading section. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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