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Published: 01 March 2021

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780197568651

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The Night Trains

Moving Mozambican Miners to and from the Witwatersrand Mines, 1902-1955

Charles van Onselen

  • Recovers the life stories of the people who paid the highest price to mine South African gold.
  • Shines a light on the brutal practice of night trains during the first half of the 20thc in southern Africa, when cheap black labor was exploited.
  • Provides new insight into the racism that underpinned apartheid in South Africa.