South Africa in World History

South Africa in World History

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South Africa in World History is the first survey of South African history to range from prehistory to the present, the first to fully integrate social history and women's history, and the first to emphasize connections between the United States and South Africa. Written by Iris Berger, arecognized authority on South Africa and a past president of the African Studies Association, this marvelous history ranges from the first Stone Age foragers and Iron Age farmers to the coming of the Dutch settlers and the introduction of slavery, the British conquest in the early nineteenthcentury, the discovery of gold and diamonds, the rise of Afrikaner Nationalism, the coming of apartheid, the Soweto Uprising, and the creation of a new society headed by Nelson Mandela. Drawing on colorful biographical and autobiographical literature to provide a personal focus, Berger also exploressocial and cultural history, examining issues of race, class, gender, religion, and ethnicity, and drawing on a rich tradition of literature (both oral and written), music, and the arts. The book also discusses the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the devastating HIV/Aids epidemic in thecountry, and continuing struggles against racism and sexism, thus connecting the South African past with urgent contemporary issues.
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780195337938
9780195157543
Branch Call Number: 968 BER
Characteristics: xii, 190 p. : ill., maps, ports.

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