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A history of South Africa

Author: Robert Lacour-Gayet
Publisher: New York : Hastings House, 1978, ©1977.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lacour-Gayet, Robert.
History of South Africa.
New York : Hastings House, 1978, ©1977
(OCoLC)643650047
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lacour-Gayet
ISBN: 0803830521 9780803830523
OCLC Number: 3380303
Notes: Translation of Histoire de l'Afrique du Sud.
Description: ix, 387 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Dutch East India Company, 1652-1806. The beginnings of the cape colony --
The arrival of the French Huguenots --
Clashes with the Bantu and internal difficulties --
pt. 2. Britain takes possession, 1806-34. South Africa at the beginning of the nineteenth century --
Reform and tentative experiment --
Black potentates --
Difficult coexistence --
pt. 3. An attempt at separate development, 1834-75. The great trek --
Years of expectation and confusion --
Economic and constitutional transformations --
The beginnings of the Boer Republics --
pt. 4. Economic revolution and political tension, 1867-99. The discovery of diamonds --
Annexation and liberation of the Transvaal --
The discovery of gold --
Rhodes and Kruger --
The Jameson Raid --
On the brink of catastrophe --
pt. 5. Towards unification, 1899-1910. South Africa at the end of the nineteenth century --
The Boer War (I) --
The Boer War (II) --
The formation of the Union --
pt. 6. Towards independence and the republic, 1910-61. Growing pains and the First World War --
The Nationalists in power --
The Second World War --
Apartheid and republic --
pt. 7. South Africa in recent years, 1961-76. Years of tranquility --
Towards a new South Africa.
Other Titles: Histoire de l'Afrique du Sud.
Responsibility: Robert Lacour-Gayet ; translated by Stephen Hardman.

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