South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

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Longman, 2004 - History - 180 pages
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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.

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Review: South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid (Seminar Studies In History)

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

It's good as a survey. It does give a concise and easy to read overview of SA history and apartheid. However it doesn't go into much of the "why." Strikingly it very seldom makes mention of women. Read full review

Review: South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid (Seminar Studies In History)

User Review  - Calley - Goodreads

As far as reading about a lot of history in a small number of pages goes, South Africa does a pretty stand up job. It's not a book many would consider an entertainment read, but for anyone who is ... Read full review

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Nancy L. Clark

Nancy L. Clark teaches history at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

William H. Worger

William H. Worger teaches history at University of California, Los Angeles.

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