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A Concise History of South Africa

A Concise History of South Africa

2nd Edition


Part of Cambridge Concise Histories

  • Date Published: December 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521720267

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  • Lays emphasis on the continuing influence of the country's African heritage whilst also chronicling the processes of colonial conquest and of economic development stemming from the industrial revolution. This is followed by an analysis of the fundamental political changes South Africa has undergone, and a background for understanding those many things which have not changed.

    •  Robert Ross has published widely on South African history over the past 25 years. Notable titles include Adam Kok's Griquas, and Cape of Torments: Slavery and Resistance in South Africa
    •  This book provides a succinct synthesis of Southern African History over a 1500 year time frame, stressing economic, social, cultural and environmental matters as well as political history
    •  It emphasises the continuing influence of the country's African heritage, as well as chronicling the processes of colonialism and economic development stemming from the industrial revolution
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521720267
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 5 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Terminology and orthography
    1. The settlement of the country
    2. Colonial conquest
    3. Unification
    4. Consolidation
    5. Apartheid
    6. The costs of apartheid
    7: 'Let freedom reign': the ending of apartheid and the transition to democracy, 1980–1994
    8. Epilogue: the acid rain of freedom
    Suggestions for further reading

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • African Cultures
    • African History Course
    • Apartheid and Resistance in South African History
    • Black Liberation
    • Comparative Higher Education
    • Global Encounters: South Africa
    • History of Southern Africa
    • Mandela's South Africa
    • Reading and Writing Non-Fiction
    • Southern Africa
  • Author

    Robert Ross, Universiteit Leiden

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