Summary: Concise and accessible exploration of the history of South Africa during the period of apartheid from 1948 to the collapse of the system in the 1990s.
This latest volume in the Seminar Studies in History series begins by comparing 1948 South Africa with colonial territories in Africa, with Asia, and with the southern United States. Then it provides a historical context for the apartheid period looking at the origins of populations, slavery and early manife ...show morestations of racism, and the consolidation of white rule. The author charts the history of the apartheid regime beginning with the institution of the policy, through to mounting opposition and repression in the 1970s and 1980s, and then the collapse of apartheid in the early 1990s. Finally there is a discussion of the legacy of apartheid and looks at where South Africa may be heading, especially in the post-Mandela era. Includes a Who's Who section, a glossary of terms and a section of documents. ...show less