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New PDF release: A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition

By Leonard Thompson, Lynn Berat

ISBN-10: 0300189354

ISBN-13: 9780300189353

A magisterial heritage of South Africa, from the earliest recognized human inhabitation of the sector to the current. Lynn Berat updates this vintage textual content with a brand new bankruptcy chronicling the 1st presidential time period of Mbeki and finishing with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African nationwide Congress in January 2012.
 
“A background that's either exact and genuine, written in a pleasant literary style.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu
 
“Should turn into the traditional common textual content for South African historical past. . . . suggested for school sessions and a person attracted to acquiring a ancient framework within which to put occasions happening in South Africa today.”—Roger B. Beck, History: stories of latest Books

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392. 15. The Diamond Diggings, South Africa. Reprinted from Illustrated London News, supplement August 31, 1872, between pp. 212 and 213. Photo: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. 16. South Side Staging, Kimberley Mine. Photograph by Aldham and Aldham, Grahamstown, circa 1880. Photo: Manuscripts and Archives Collection, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University. 17. Sorting the Gravel for Diamonds. Photo: Manuscripts and Archives Collection, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University.

Photo: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. 25. Creating a New Colony: Hoisting the Royal Standard at Bloemfontein at the Formal Annexation of the Orange Free State. Reprinted from Illustrated London News, supplement, July 7, 1900, between pp. 36 and 37. Photo: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. 26. The Guerrilla Warfare in South Africa: Repairing Railway Lines Cut by the Boers. Reprinted from Illustrated London News, January 5, 1901, p. 11. Photo: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.

Basotho land losses, 1843–1870 7. Southern Africa in 1908 8. The African “Homelands” of South Africa 9. Modern Southern Africa 10. South Africa’s Postapartheid Provinces PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION South Africa is a place of stunning contrasts: extreme wealth and desperate poverty, heroic devotion to the greater good and klepto- and megalomaniacal self-interest, exceptional natural beauty and environmental desecration. It is, perhaps, not so much a “World in One Country” as the official tourism slogan once claimed, but a universe where worlds collide, always jarringly, sometimes violently.

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