The new edition of The Making of Modern South Africa provides a comprehensive, current introduction to the key themes and debates concerning the history of this controversial country. Engagingly written, the author provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa. * Examines the major issues in South Africa's history, from pre-colonial to present, including colonial conquest; the establishment of racism, segregation, and apartheid; resistance movements; and the eventual founding of democracy * Contains an additional final chapter that takes the story to the present and considers the challenges and compromises of the first two decades of democracy * Updated with material on post-apartheid era and current issues in South Africa * The only book that gives direct guidance to bibliographical material and readings on key debates * Provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa * Extensive references are given to the key writings on each topic and the debates between scholars
Nigel Worden is King George V Professor of History at the University of Cape Town. He was previously Research Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and Lecturer in Commonwealth History at the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Slavery in Dutch South Africa (1985) and numerous books and articles on the history of early colonial South Africa. An edited collection, Between East and West: Social Identities in Eighteenth Century Cape Town is due for publication in 2012.
List of Maps x Outline Chronology xi Acknowledgments xviii Acronyms xix 1 Introduction: The Changing History of South Africa 1 2 The Conquest of the Land 9 3 Changes in Town and Countryside 39 4 White Supremacy, Segregation and Apartheid 73 5 The Heyday of Apartheid 104 6 The Decline and Fall of Apartheid 131 7 The New South Africa 156 Bibliography 170 Index 194