The Making of South Africa: Culture and Politics

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004 - History - 320 pages
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"The Making of South Africa: Culture and Politics" synthesizes the author's insights with the latest scholarship on South African history in a highly readable and comprehensive text, ideal as the foundation for undergraduate and graduate courses on South African and African history. The book features detailed maps, photographs, and teaching supplements such as questions for students to consider, and an annotated list of recommended readings for each chapter. It also provides an up-to-date list of reviewed Internet sites that students and faculty can explore. The book covers South African history from the earliest foundations of human communities, through the era of segregation and apartheid to the most recent developments in post-apartheid politics and the HIV/AIDS crisis.

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Aran S. MacKinnon is associate professor of history at the University of West Georgia. He has lived and researched in South Africa and the United Kingdom, and has been published in the Journal of Southern African Studies, Radical History Review, and The Canadian Journal of African Studies, as well as in various edited collections on South African history.

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