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South Africa A Modern History A Modern History

ISBN-10: 0312233760
ISBN-13: 9780312233761
Edition: 5th 2000 (Revised)
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List price: $80.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/8/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 808
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.036

T.R.H. Davenport was Reader, Professor, and Head of the Department of History at Rhodes University, Grahams Town, South Africa, until his retirement in 1990. He is author of The Afrikaner Band: The History of a Political Party and South Africa: A Modern History .

List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Tables and Graphs
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Preface
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
The Prelude to White Domination
The Setting of the Human Problem
From the Dawn of History to the Time of Troubles
The earliest South Africans
The Khoisan peoples
The emergence of Bantu-speaking chiefdoms
The upheavals of the early nineteenth century
The Birth of a Plural Society
The early years of European settlement
The Khoikoi and the Dutch
Cape slavery
The VOC and the Cape station
The evolution of the Cape frontier in the eighteenth century
The creation of a stratified society
The Enlightenment and the Great Trek
The eighteenth-century revolution and Cape Colonial 'Calvinism'
The first British occupation, 1795
Batavian rule, 1803-6
The return of the British, 1806
The Albany Settlement of 1820 and its cultural impact
The emancipation of the slaves and the Cape Coloured people
The start of the Great Trek
Chiefdoms, Republics and Colonies in the Nineteenth Century
African Chiefdoms
Tswana chiefdoms of the Kalahari borderland
Chiefdoms of the Eastern Transvaal: Pedi, Lovedu, Venda and Ndzundza
The southern Sotho
The southern Nguni peoples: Xhosa, Thembu, Mpondo
The Mfengu (Fingo) people
The northern Nguni peoples: Zulu, Gaza, Ngoni and Swazi
The Khumalo Ndebele
The bonds of African society in the nineteenth century
New concentrations of power after the Mfecane
Boer Republics
Voortrekker tribulations
The Republic Natalia
Potgieter and Pretorius on the highveld
The Orange Free State Republic
The South African Republic, the civil war, and the rise of Paul Kruger
Ideological rifts under Pretorius and Burgers
Kruger's Republic and the Uitlander challenge
British Colonies
Cape political and constitutional growth, 1820-72, and the politics of separatism
Cape politics in the era of diamonds, and the Rhodes-Hofmeyr alliance, 1870-99
Black politics in the nineteenth-century Cape Colony
The founding and settlement of colonial Natal
Shepstone and African administration in Natal
Political developments in Natal to responsible government, 1893
The arrival of Natal's Indians
The Cape, Natal, and the debate about liberalism
The Struggle for Possession
White and Black: The Struggle for the Land
The territorial confrontation: preliminary observations
Conflicts on the Cape's northern borders
The eastern frontier of the Cape Colony
The beginnings of contact between the Xhosa and the colonists
The sixth frontier war and the treaty system
The conflicts of 1846-53
Sir George Grey and the cattle-killing of 1857
The Thembu experience
The Gcaleka in exile: the war and rebellions of 1877-80
The incorporation of Pondoland
Griqua conflicts with Settler States
The Cape-Kora wars
The Philippolis Griqua and their exile to Kokstad
The Griqua of Nicholas Waterboer, the land court and the rebellion of 1878
Moshweshwe's Sotho, the Free State and the British, 1833-84
The Rolong of Thaba'Nchu and the Orange Free State
Conflict on the eastern and northern frontiers of the Transvaal
The Pedi, the Boers and the British, 1845-83
The Ndzundza, or Transvaal Ndebele
The Lovedu and the Venda
The Swazi and their 'documents'
The survival and overthrow of the Zulu monarchy, 1838-1906
The frontier conflicts of the Tswana on the 'Road to the North'
The Tlhaping and Rolong
The northern Tswana kingdoms
The Khumalo Ndebele and the British South Africa Company
The role of the missionaries
The changing ownership of the land
The role of trade in colonial expansion
Empire and Republics: The Breaking of Boer Independence, 1850-1902
Formal and informal Empire
The pursuit of the Voortrekkers
Republican independence: the Sand River and Bloemfontein Conventions, 1852-4
The high commissionerships of Sir George Grey, 1854-61, and Sir Philip Wodehouse, 1862-70
Sir Henry Barkly and the diamond fields, 1870-7
Federal strategies, 1874-80: Carnarvon, Frere, Shepstone and the annexation of the Transvaal
Republican independence again, 1881-4: the Pretoria and London Conventions; conflict over Basutoland and the 'Road to the North', 1880-5
The scramble for southern Africa: gold, railways and rival imperialisms, 1880-95
Chamberlain, Rhodes, Milner and Kruger, 1895-9
The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902
The Shaping of a White Dominion
The Treaty of Vereeniging, 31 May 1902
The Cape and Natal in the post-war era
Milner and reconstruction
The Milner regime and South African blacks: the Lagden Commission, segregation and the Zulu rebellion of 1906
Independent churches and the growth of African and Coloured political movements
Gandhi
The revival of Afrikanerdom
The Transvaal British
The move towards responsible government in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony
The formation of the Union of South Africa, 1908-10
Black protest
The Consolidation of a White State
The Road to Afrikaner Dominance
Union under Stress: Botha and Smuts, 1910-24
Louis Botha's accession to power and quarrel with Hertzog
The segregation strategy of the Botha-Smuts regime
The growth of African political opposition: the SANNC and the ICU
Indian affairs: the climax of the Gandhi-Smuts encounter and the defiance of Sapru
White worker resistance, 1913-14
The invasion of German South West Africa and the Afrikaner rebellion of 1914
South Africa in the Great War
Party realignments, 1915-21
Smuts at Versailles, the South West African mandate and the bid to incorporate Southern Rhodesia and the Protectorates
Shadows over the Smuts regime, 1921-2: Bondelswarts, Bulhoek and the Rand Rebellion
The Nationalist--Labour Pact and the 1924 general election
The Afrikaner's Road to Parity: Hertzog, 1924-33
1924--a turning-point?
Dominion status, the flag crisis, and the Protectorates
Hertzog's policies for Asians and Africans
The general election of 1929
The ICU and the ANC in the 1920s
The Great Depression and the politics of coalition and fusion
White Unity, Black Division, 1933-9
The Fusion Government and the 'native bills'
The black reaction to Hertzog's 1936 legislation
The party split of 1934 and the rise of 'purified' Afrikaner nationalism
The foreign policy of the Fusion era
Smuts and the Liberal--Nationalist Confrontation, 1939-48
South Africa and the Second World War
The Afrikaner Opposition, 1939-43
Liberal reform initiatives and a polarised response, 1942-3
The mineworkers' strike of 1946 and the Fagan Report
Xuma's ANC and the rise of the Youth League
'CAD', 'Anti-CAD' and the Non-European Unity Movement
Durban's Indians and the 'Pegging' and 'Ghetto' Acts
The Nationalist victory in 1948
The Age of the Social Engineers
Trek into the Wilderness, 1948-60
The first purely Afrikaner government
The Coloured vote issue and new Opposition groups
The politics of the Defiance Campaign
Tomlinson, Verwoerd, and the ideology of apartheid
The Strijdom interlude
The defeat of the Coloured parliamentary struggle
Residential and cultural apartheid
Internal Combustion, 1956-64
Rural resistance to the apartheid regime
The Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter, 1955
The first of the major apartheid political trials
Verwoerd's 'new vision' and Macmillan's 'winds of change', 1959-60
The ANC, the PAC, and Sharpeville, 1960
The first republican referendum, October 1960
Post-Sharpeville resistance: B. J. Vorster and the political underground
The murder of Dr Verwoerd
Modification and Backfire, 1964-78
Living with the Tomlinson Report: industrial licensing and rural resettlement
The extension of Homeland self-government: the first reactions of Homeland leaders and liberal whites
Black Consciousness
The end of indirect representation for Coloured people, and the failure of the Coloured Representative Council
The Theron Report and Vorster's constitutional plans
The extrusion of the Hertzogites and the harrying of the Liberals
African movements in exile and the start of the liberation struggle
'Soweto': the crisis of 1976-7
The information scandal and the fall of Vorster
At the Crossroads, 1978-90
P. W. Botha's political style and aims
The rigid application of population resettlement
The 'conspiracy' of gold and maize
Signs of a white backlash
Reactions to denationalisation in the Homelands
School boycotts, resurgent trade unionism, and the revival of Black Consciousness and ANC related activities
Confrontation about consensus: the constitutional debate, 1978-90
The emergency of 1985-90, the rise of F. W. de Klerk and the release of Nelson Mandela
Salesmanship: Ethnasia contra mundum, 1945-90
South Africa and the birth of the United Nations
The Malan-Strijdom era in foreign policy, 1948-58
Dr Verwoerd and the outside world
Continuing confrontation in South West Africa and Angola, 1952-79
South Africa and Rhodesian independence
Vorster: dialogue and detente
Economic sanctions, employment codes, disinvestment and boycotts
The Cape route, strategic minerals and oil
P. W. Botha, the 'constellation' concept and the SADCC: through destabilisation to the independence of Namibia, 1979-90
Challenge and Response
A Search for a Promised Land
Towards the Sharing of Power
A Convention for a Democratic South Africa
Rolling mass action and a 'messy miracle'
A Democratic South Africa is born: constitutional changes, 1993-6
A new approach to right and justice
Back to partying, 1995-9
Foreign relations, 1990-9
Towards the Sharing of South Africa
Land: the long road to accommodation
Changes in the mining of diamonds and gold
The delayed emergence of a nation of traders
The saga of the workers
The tortuous route to shared cities
Body, Mind and Spirit: A Quest for Humane Values
Health, welfare and physical pursuits
The difficult road to better education
A microcosm of cultures: faith communities and the transition to a democratic order
Truth and Reconciliation
Appendixes
Heads of State, 1652-1999
Party Representation in the House of Assembly, 1910-99
Bibliographical Notes
Index

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