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The Afrikaners : biography of a people

Author: Hermann Giliomee
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : Tafelberg ; Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Historian and political analyst Hermann Giliomee weaves together life stories and historical interpretation to create a narrative history of the Afrikaners from their beginnings with the colonization of the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch East India Company to the dismantling of apartheid and beyond. Throughout their history, Giliomee's Afrikaners are both colonizers and colonized. Actual or virtual servants of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giliomee, Hermann Buhr, 1938-
Afrikaners.
Cape Town, South Africa : Tafelberg ; Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)805998298
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Giliomee
ISBN: 062403884X 9780624038849 0813922372 9780813922379 1850657149 9781850657149
OCLC Number: 223783078
Description: xix, 698 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Humble beginnings --
Company burghers --
Fractious frontiersmen --
Masters, slaves, and servants : the fear of gelykstelling --
The eastern frontier cauldron --
Settling in the deep interior --
The queen's Afrikaners --
The crucible of war --
The quest for a "white man's country" --
Wretched folk, ready for any mischief : poor whites and militant workers --
To stop being agterryers : the assertion of a new Afrikaner identity --
Fusion and war --
The making of a radical survival plan --
Apartheid --
Holding the fort --
Surrender without defeat --
A new South Africa.
Responsibility: Hermann Giliomee.

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A book to welcome . . . it includes an account of the origins and demise of apartheid that must rank as the most sober, objective and comprehensive we have. - J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize  Read more...

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Magisterial. The strength of the book lies in [Giliomee's] distillation of a lifetime's research and reflection into a single prodigious volume.--The Economist This crowning work by one of South Read more...

 
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