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South Africa

A Modern History

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. The Prelude to White Domination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. The Setting of the Human Problem

      1. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 3-20
      2. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 21-35
      3. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 36-54
    3. Chiefdoms, Republics and Colonies in the Nineteenth Century

      1. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 57-76
      2. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 77-100
      3. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 101-125
    4. The Struggle for Possession

      1. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 129-193
      2. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 194-232
      3. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 233-264
  3. The Consolidation of a White State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. The Road to Afrikaner Dominance

      1. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 267-299
      2. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 300-323
      3. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 324-343
      4. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 344-374
    3. The Age of the Social Engineers

      1. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 377-398
      2. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 399-424
      3. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 425-458
      4. T. R. H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders
        Pages 459-515

About this book

Introduction

A survey of the whole of South African history from pre-colonial times to 1999, suitable for serious students of the subject. It handles all major topics, with special focus on the dramatic changes that have occured since 1990.

Keywords

Africa african history independence

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of Cape TownSouth Africa

About the authors

T.R.H. DAVENPORT was Reader, Professor and then Head of Department of History at Rhodes University in Grahamstown until his retirement in 1990. He was previously Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of The Afrikaner Bond: the History of a South African Political Party, and contributor to the Oxford History of South Africa and to a variety of professional journals.

CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS is Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of numerous books and articles on aspects of South African history, including The Making of South Africa (1988), A Historical Dictionary of South Africa (1983 , new ed. 1999) and many articles in the South African History Journal.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title South Africa
  • Book Subtitle A Modern History
  • Authors T. Davenport
    C. Saunders
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230287549
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-79222-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-79223-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-28754-9
  • Edition Number 5
  • Number of Pages XXX, 807
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics African History
    Asian History
    Modern History
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

'This work is a remarkable tour de force; to have managed to deal so brilliantly within the compass of a few hundred pages with the fascinating history of South Africa from prehistoric times right up to the second democratic elections of that beloved country'. - the Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Emeritus Archbishop of Cape Town

'Probably the best one-volume work on the subject yet published.' - Marcel Berlins, The Times Educational Supplement