The Making of Modern South Africa: Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy, 5th Edition
January 2012, ©2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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The new edition of The Making of Modern South Africa provides a comprehensive, current introduction to the key themes and debates concerning the history of this controversial country. Engagingly written, the author provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa.
- Examines the major issues in South Africa's history, from pre-colonial to present, including colonial conquest; the establishment of racism, segregation, and apartheid; resistance movements; and the eventual founding of democracy
- Contains an additional final chapter that takes the story to the present and considers the challenges and compromises of the first two decades of democracy
- Updated with material on post-apartheid era and current issues in South Africa
- The only book that gives direct guidance to bibliographical material and readings on key debates
- Provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa
- Extensive references are given to the key writings on each topic and the debates between scholars