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Illustrated history of South Africa : the real story

Author: Reader's Digest Association South Africa.
Publisher: Cape Town ; New York : Reader's Digest Association Ltd., ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded 3rd ed., completely updatedView all editions and formats
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This volume brings the reader the real history of South Africa's past, from millions of years ago right up to the historic elections of 1994. It is a fun-to-read, yet accurate and authoritative,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reader's Digest Association South Africa.
ISBN: 1874912270 9781874912279
OCLC Number: 32341218
Description: 559 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part 1. The peopling of Southern Africa (to 1652). Chronology ; Africa the cradle of man ; San hunter-gatherers and Khoikhoi herders ; The Iron Ages ; The first contact ; The Dutch come to stay --
Part 2. The fatal impact (1652-1800). Chronology ; Khoikhoi and colonists ; Settlers and slaves ; Trekboers and Khoisan ; Life of the times: 18th century Cape Town ; African societies in the 17th and 18th centuries ; Raids, war and rebellion in the eastern Cape --
Part 3. Conquest & dispossession (1800-68). Chronology ; The rise of the Zulu kingdom ; Upheaval in southern Africa ; Boer, Brit and Khoisan ; The attack on Xhosa independence ; Causes of the Great Trek ; The Great Trek ; Life of the times: settlers and Voortrekkers ; Cape liberalism ; Wool and warfare on a troubled frontier ; Beyond the Orange River ; Boers and Africans in the Transvaal ; Xhosa and missionaries ; Mpande, Natal and the Shepstone system ; The end of an epoch --
Part 4. Diamonds, gold and war (1868-1902). Chronology ; The discovery of diamonds ; Confederation, the attempts ; Painting the map red ; Republic reborn ; The discovery of gold ; The changing face of African society ; Life of the times: the 'naughtyy nineties' ; The colonial zenith ; Indian South Africans ; Life on the land ; South African Republic before the war ; Causes of the South African War ; South African War: the formal war ; South African War: the informal war --
Part 5. Union and disunion (1902-48). Chronology ; The aftermath of war... ; Indian and coloured protest movements ; The rise of modern African politics ; The founding of the ANC ; A split in Afrikanerdom ; Miners and the 1922 strike ; The foundations of apartheid ; Rural resistance and 'black peril' ; Poor whites and Afrikaner nationalism ; The assault on the Cape franchise ; Economic recovery, and the Second World War ; Life of the times: Second World War ; Africans and the cities ; The new black activists ; Part 6. Apartheid and defiance (1948-76). Chronology ; The vote for apartheid ; A decade of division (1948-58) ; ANC and defiance ; Apartheid and the Cape franchise ; PAC and the Sharpeville shootings ; The swing to violence ; Life of the times: making South African music ; The 'sixties' boom ; 'National states' and forced removals ; Detente and desperation --
Part 7. Resistance, negotiation and reconstruction (1976- ). Chronology Soweto and black consciousness ; Misinformation and total strategy ; Namibian independence ; Tricameral parliament ; Conflict and coercion ; Dismantling apartheid ; The battle for hearts and minds ; Life of the times: the many faces of a changing South Africa ; The handover of power.
Other Titles: Reader's Digest illustrated history of South Africa
Responsibility: Reader's Digest ; [edited and designed by the Reader's Digest Association South Africa].

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