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Apartheid, 1948-1994

Saul Dubow

May 2014

ISBN: 9780199550678

384 pages
Paperback
216x138mm

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Oxford Histories

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This fresh interpretation of apartheid South Africa integrates histories of resistance with the analysis of power - asking not only why apartheid was defeated, but how it came to survive for so long.

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This fresh interpretation of apartheid South Africa integrates histories of resistance with the analysis of power - asking not only why apartheid was defeated, but how it came to survive for so long.

  • Offers a new interpretation of apartheid
  • Draws on the latest research
  • Integrates histories of resistance with analysis of power and politics
  • Situates South Africa in global perspective
  • Written by one of South Africa's most accomplished historians

About the Author(s)

Saul Dubow, Professor of African History, Queen Mary, University of London

Saul Dubow previously taught at the University of Sussex. Born and brought up in Cape Town, he has degrees from the universities of Cape Town and Oxford. He has published widely on the development of racial segregation and apartheid in all its aspects: political, ideological, and intellectual. He has special interests in the history of race, ethnicity, and national identity, as well as imperialism, colonial science, and global circuits of knowledge. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Southern African Studies.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1:The Apartheid Election, 1948
    2:The Consolidation of Apartheid
    3:Sharpeville and its Aftermath
    4:Apartheid Regnant
    5:The Opposition Destroyed
    6:Cracks within the System
    7:The Limits and Dangers of Reform
    8:A Balancing of Forces
    9:Conclusion

Reviews

"This work is a first-rate, clearly written account of a bizarre 20th century political experiment." - Alexander du Toit, Times Higher Education

"As a lecturer on modern South African history, I will find this book extremely valuable. It provides a strong, textured historical narrative and simultaneously engages critically in key conceptual debates. It is impressively up-to-date and draws on an immensely wide range of literature, much of which is helpfully laid out in a bibliographical annexure ... the book stands in any context as an important work of synthesis with a coherent, and sometimes controversial, set of arguments." - Clive Glaser, South African Historical Journal

"Dubow's history emphasizes ideas and contexts, from global realities like the Cold War to philosophical, theological, and theoretical debates. It is a superb, easily readable, book that offers a comprehensive historical overview and nuanced analysis." - Fran Buntman, American Historical Review

"Apartheid 19481994 is relevant for a broad audience." - Melanie Boehi, H-Soz-Kult

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