The Making of Modern South Africa: Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy

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The new edition of The Making of Modern South Africaprovides a comprehensive, current introduction to the key themesand debates concerning the history of this controversial country.Engagingly written, the author provides a sharp, analyticaloverview of the new South Africa. 

  • Examines the major issues in South Africa's history, frompre-colonial to present, including colonial conquest; theestablishment of racism, segregation, and apartheid; resistancemovements; and the eventual founding of democracy
  • Contains an additional final chapter that takes the story tothe present and considers the challenges and compromises of thefirst two decades of democracy
  • Updated with material on post-apartheid era and current issuesin South Africa
  • The only book that gives direct guidance to bibliographicalmaterial and readings on key debates
  • Provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new SouthAfrica
  • Extensive references are given to the key writings on eachtopic and the debates between scholars

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The new edition of this highly acclaimed text provides acomprehensive and completely up-to-date introduction to the keythemes and debates central to an understanding of theregion.    The revision includes a new final chapterwhich takes the story to the present day and considers thechallenges and compromises of the first two decades of democracy.It also contains new material on the post-apartheid era and currentissues in South Africa. The book will continue to be an invaluableresource for students and lecturers of history and African Studies,as well as general readers interested in this country's fascinatinghistory.

The new edition of this highly acclaimed text provides acomprehensive and completely up-to-date introduction to the keythemes and debates concerning the history of this controversialcountry. Engagingly written, the author provides a sharp,analytical overview of the new South Africa. The text covers thecomplete history of the country, from pre-colonial times to thepresent, and major themes include explorations of the colonialconquests of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; theestablishment of racism, segregation and apartheid; forms ofresistance and repression in the apartheid era; and the collapse ofapartheid and the problems facing the new democratic nation.

About the Author:

Nigel Worden is King George V Professor of History at the University of Cape Town. He was previously Research Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and Lecturer in Commonwealth History at the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Slavery in Dutch South Africa (1985) and numerous books and articles on the history of early colonial South Africa. An edited collection, Between East and West: Social Identities in Eighteenth Century Cape Town is due for publication in 2012.

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