From Colonization To Democracy: A New Historical Geography of South Africa
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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The Foundation of a Society
Colonial Expansion Industrialization
The Germination of a System
The Formulation of a Structure
Adaptations and Contradictions
The Reformulation of a Structure
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