A Concise History of South Africa
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.
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I read this book in its Dutch translation. it gives a good overview of the history of South Africa and helps to understand the present of the rainbow nation. Robert Ross is a scholar and historian and ... Read full review
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