South Africa: Civilizations in Conflict.

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780395136461: South Africa: Civilizations in Conflict.
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Republic of South Africa is at once a spectacular failure and a booming success. It is a rich country, with vast natural resources and a subservient laboring class. It is a country of many races and nations; the Afrikaners, whose ancestors emigrated from Holland in the 17th century; the English-speaking people, descendants of a once-ruling caste that has yielded its dominance by default; the coloreds, neither white nor black, treasuring their few pathetic privileges and belonging nowhere; the black majority, fearful and leaderless, forbidden to own land in the 87% of the country that constitutes the white man's area, with only the right to barter their services, and even that restricted. Jim Hoagland examined the various elements of this divided society in the articles he wrote for the Washington Post - a series for which he was awarded the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. Now, in this book based on firsthand observation, he looks more deeply into the conflicts and accommodations of this strange country. Mr. Hoagland went to South Africa intending to investigate and report on the people of the country, its amazing economic performance, and its future role in Africa. He did not plan to write about apartheid; so much had been written already that there seemed little more to say. But, once there, he found it impossible to ignore, for it touches and influences every aspect of life - the people, whether black, white, or colored, and the way they live, the government, the church, business, and education. No corner of life is too private or remote to remain untouched, no person or institution too powerful or too trivial to feel its weight. Mr. Hoagland considers South Africa by itself and in its relation to the rest of the world. He defines the differences between it and other white supremacist states, such as Rhodesia and the multi-racial class-society of Portuguese Angola and Mozambique, and describes South Africa's relations with them and with the bl

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used
Condition: Good
A copy that has been read, but... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780049680043: South Africa: Civilization in Conflict

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0049680048 ISBN 13:  9780049680043
Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1973
Hardcover

9780395135464: South Africa; Civilizations in Conflict

Hought..., 1972
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jim Hoagland
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0395136466 ISBN 13: 9780395136461
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(AURORA, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0395136466I3N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 31.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Hoagland, Jim.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Co (1972)
ISBN 10: 0395136466 ISBN 13: 9780395136461
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Houghton Mifflin Co, 1972. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0395136466-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 37.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds