From Colonization To Democracy: A New Historical Geography of South Africa

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I.B.Tauris, Dec 15, 1998 - History - 288 pages
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From Colonisation to Democracy traces the development of modern South African society, establishing the geographical and historical context in which adaptation has occurred. Alan Lester identifies and explains the most important historical continuities in South Africa which have shaped present society. These include social groupings and their stratification, political institutions, the patterns of human geography, economic structure and external links and influences.
 

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Contents

The Foundation of a Society
15
Colonial Expansion Industrialization
37
The Germination of a System
73
The Formulation of a Structure
107
Adaptations and Contradictions
140
The Reformulation of a Structure
172
Policy and Reality
196
The Changing South African State
226
Bibliography
253
Index
269
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Alan Lester is Lecturer in Geography at St. Mary's University College, University of Surrey.

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