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The Making of Modern South Africa


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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

About the Author

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.


Praise for previous editions: "A masterly summary of the major themes which have gone into themaking of modern South Africa and of the debates which historianshave had about them. It is clear and succinct; marvellouslywell-researched; absolutely up-to-date; and easily accessible tothe general reader. It is at once the best book of its kindavailable." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History "Nigel Worden's book has a good chronology, excellentbibliography and it certainly enriches the literature on SouthAfrica." Africa World Review "Good, scholarly one-volume overviews of South African historyare not plentiful. The Making of Modern South Africa, isalready proving invaluable to students and lecturer alike becauseit is so up to date... the book is admirably organized, remarkablycomprehensive and bound to be widely used." The English Historical Review "Worden's presentation is always erudite and balanced. He is tobe congratulated in providing a masterly history of modern SouthAfrica which should have a wide audience" The Australian Association for Maritime History "It is well written and balanced in its presentation of theSouth African history, such as the inclusion of the importance ofgender and environmental history." West Africa " A penetrating analysis of the forces that have shaped SouthAfrica, and written in a style that is engaging." Cape Times "That Worden explains the major themes in South Africanhistory ... while remaining concise, readable and balanced, isquite an achievement for a book that can serve as an excellentintroductory text for history and political courses on modern SouthAfrica." Journal of Modern African Studies

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