Economic History of South Africa Conquest, Discrimination and Development
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Description: Charles Feinstein surveys five hundred years of South African economic history from the years preceding European settlements in 1652 through to the post-Apartheid era. Following the early phase of slow growth, he charts the transformation of the economy as a result of the discovery of diamonds and gold in the 1870s, and the rapid rise of industry in the wartime years. Finally, emphasizing the ways by which the black population was deprived of land, and induced to supply labor for white farms, mines and factories, Feinstein documents the introduction of apartheid after 1948, and its consequences for economic performance,
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/23/2005
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Setting the context: South Africa in international perspective|
|Seizing the land: conquest and dispossession|
|Making the labour force: Coercion and discrimination|
|Creating the colour bar: formal barriers, poor whites, and 'civilized' labour|
|Exporting the gold: the vital role of the mineral revolution|
|Transforming the economy: the rise of manufacturing and commercial agriculture|
|Separating the races: the imposition of apartheid|
|Forcing the pace: rapid progress despite constraints|
|Hitting the barriers: from triumph to disaster|
|Confronting the contradictions: the final crisis and the retreat from apartheid|