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South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid (Seminar Studies In History) [Paperback]

Nancy L. Clark , William H. Worger

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21 April 2011 1408245647 978-1408245644 2

Apartheid was an oppressive and brutal system of racial discrimination that captured and appalled world opinion during the latter half of the twentieth century. South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa during this period of apartheid: from 1948 when the Nationalists came to power, through to the collapse of the system in the 1990s.


Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book:

  • charts the history of the apartheid regime, starting with the institution of the policy, through the mounting opposition in the 1970’s and 1980’s, to its eventual collapse in the 1990’s
  • highlights the internal contradictions of white supremacy
  • demonstrates how black opposition, from that of Nelson Mandela to that of thousands of ordinary people, finally brought an end to white minority rule
  • provides an extensive set of documents to give insight into the minds of those who fashioned and those who opposed apartheid
  • discusses the subsequent legacy of apartheid

Also containing a Chronology, Glossary, Who’s Who of leading figures and Guide to Further Reading, this book provides students with the most up-to-date and succinct introduction to the ideology and practice of apartheid in South Africa.


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"...this text appears unparalleled in providing a quick and accessible guide to apartheid and its various facets."

H-Net, Christopher J. Lee, Department of History, Harvard University

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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SOUTH AFRICA

THE RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID

SECOND EDITION

‘Apartheid’, the oppressive and brutal system of racial discrimination, was practised throughout South Africa during the second half of the twentieth century. This form of racism was hotly debated both locally and globally and aroused the attention and opposition of world opinion. South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa throughout the period of apartheid, starting with the institution of the policy when the Nationalists came to power in 1948, through mounting opposition in the 1970s and 1980s, to its eventual collapse in the 1990s.

In this thoroughly revised and expanded second edition, the book has been updated to include economic and political developments in South Africa right up to 2010, and examines the huge impact that apartheid has had on the history of South Africa since 1994. In their comprehensive coverage, Clark and Worger:

  • chart the complete history of the apartheid regime
  • highlight the internal contradictions of white supremacy
  • demonstrate how black opposition finally brought an end to white minority rule
  • include documents that provide insight into the minds of those who formulated and those who fought against apartheid
  • discuss the legacy of apartheid

Fully illustrated with additional figures and tables, an updated bibliography and a comprehensive description of online resources available, this book provides students and researchers with the most up-to-date and succinct introduction to the ideology and practice of apartheid in South Africa.

NANCY L. CLARK and WILLIAM H. WORGER have been researching and writing about the history of South Africa since first visiting the country in the mid 1970s. Nancy L. Clark is currently Professor of History at Louisiana State University. William H. Worger is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Best concise analysis of the subject 25 Aug 2005
By Luiza Vartavarian - Published on Amazon.com
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As a former student of Dr Worger I can vouch for his deep knowledge of the subject. Here Worger and Clark give the undergradaute or anyone else with an interest in the subject a thoughtful and well researched analysis of a brutally repressive regime that simply did not just come out of nowhere (Africans have been oppressed in what is today South Africa since the 17th century)and will not simply be deposited on the dust heap for history. The legacy of apatheid will be long and painful for the generations that endured it and the new generations that will grow up in its shadow. Woger proves here beyong any doubt that the National Party regime was without a doubt one of the most vicious and murderous regimes of the second half of the 20th century. Even the Soviet bloc post-1956 fell far short in terms of brutality. Noam Chomsky estimates that some 1.5 million deaths can be laid at Pretoria's for the period of 1978-1989 alone (PW Both's tenure in office). I dont doubt it, Worger cornicles how Pretoria raided, bombed, and destablized all the nations of Southern Africa in a desperate attempt to stay in power. It tortrued and murdered its own Africans when they dared to protest. the work also has a very good section on books for further reading and those interested in the topic, such as myself, can delve deeper if they so choose to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent picture of South Africa's recent history 22 April 2013
By Hankk - Published on Amazon.com
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I just moved to South Africa and wanted a primer on the country's recent history. This book gives a fascinating and detailed history of apartheid. The analysis is clear, logical, and free of any overt bias. For those planning on visiting South Africa, I highly recommend this -- it'll give you a much broader picture of the country's position than tourist guidebook. The authors are academics but it's definitely accessible to a general audience.
4.0 out of 5 stars This was a good textbook 5 Jun 2014
By TED KAZ - Published on Amazon.com
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This textbook was a thourough derscription of Apertheid, from start to finish. It pretty much has eveything you would want to know about the aformentioned topic.
3.0 out of 5 stars the rise and fall of aparthied lacked what I was looking for 5 Feb 2014
By bridget bardot - Published on Amazon.com
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Definitely a history book with quotes of documents of white leaders of the day. Seemed factual. I was looking for the social ramifications of the people living in the apartheid areas. I spend some time in South Africa and shopped the book stores there. There were no books available for me about the social circumstances of apartheid. This one followed suit.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A fine book to be read with great care 19 Jan 2012
By Doctor - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fine, accurate and well-written account of 20th century South Africa.

The denunciations of apartheid and the cataloguing of its pernicious effects on the African majority provide the compelling context for understanding various key issues of public health in post-apartheid South Africa.

One easily grasps how protein anemia, upper respiratory illnesses, TB, childhood diarrhea, widespread malnourishment and the absence of clean drinking water and improper disposal of human and animal waste were all among the lingering effects of apartheid governance.

The perceptive reader will see how the lingering impact of 100 years of segregation and harsh apartheid produced rampant ill health among Africans. If you're looking for the roots of so-called "AIDS cases" in the Rainbow nation, you need look no further.
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