edited by Carolyn Hamilton, Bernard K. Mbenga, Robert Ross
This book surveys South African history from the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand in the late nineteenth century to the first democratic elections in 1994. Written by many of the leading historians of the country, it pulls together four decades of scholarship to present a detailed overview of South Africa during the twentieth century. It covers political, economic, social and intellectual developments and their interconnections in a clear and objective manner. This book, the second of two volumes, represents an important reassessment of all the major historical events, developments and records of South Africa and will be an important new tool for students and professors of African history worldwide, as well as the basis for further development and research.
Coming fifteen years after South Africa's achievement of majority rule, this book takes a critical and searching look at the country's past. It presents South Africa's past in an objective, clear, and refreshing manner. With chapters contributed by ten of the best historians of the country, the book elaborately weaves together new data, interpretations, and perspectives on the South African past, from the Early Iron Age to the eve of the mineral revolution on the Rand. Its findings incorporate new sources, methods, and concepts, for example providing new data on the relations between Africans and colonial invaders and rethinking crucial issues of identity and consciousness. This book represents an important reassessment of all the major historical events, developments, and records of South Africa - written, oral, and archaeological - and will be an important new tool for students and professors of African history worldwide.
Introduction Anne Kelk Mager, Bill Nasson and Robert Ross
1. South Africa and South Africans: nationality, belonging, citizenship Saul Dubow
2. Imperialism, settler identities, and colonial capitalism: the hundred year origins of the 1899 South African War Stanley Trapido
3. Class, culture, and consciousness in South Africa, 1880-1899 Shula Marks
4. War and union, 1899-1910 Shula Marks
5. The union years, 1910-1948: political and economic foundations Bill Freund
6. South African society and culture, 1910-1948 Philip Bonner
7. The apartheid project, 1948-1970 Deborah Posel
8. Popular responses to apartheid, 1948-c.1975 Anne Kelk Mager and Maanda Mulaudzi
9. Resistance and reform, 1973-1994 Tom Lodge
10. The evolution of the South African population in the twentieth century Charles Simkins
11. The economy and poverty in the twentieth century Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings
12. Modernity, culture, and nation Tlhalo Sam Raditlhalo
13. Environment, heritage, resistance, and health: newer historiographical directions Albert Grundlingh, Howard Philips, Christopher Saunders and Sandra Swart.
Introduction Robert Ross, Carolyn Hamilton and Bernard Mbenga
1. Food production in Southern Africa 1000 to 2000 years ago John Parkington and Simon Hall
2. Farming communities of the second millennium: internal frontiers, identity, continuity and change Simon Hall
3. Khoesan and immigrants: the emergence of colonial society in the Cape, 1500-1800 Robert Ross
4. Turbulent times: political transformations in the North and East, 1760s-1830s John Wright
5. From slave economy to settler capitalism: the Cape colony and its extensions, 1800-1854 Martin Legassick and Robert Ross
6. From colonial hegemonies to imperial conquest, 1840-1880 Patrick Harries, Norman Etherington and Bernard Mbenga