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South Africa before 1948

(see also South Africa: Apartheid Regime, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana & Angola)

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Björn Kumm's Note.

CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

World Guide (Montevideo).

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Caluthen, Bruce. "The myth of divine election & Afrikaner ethnogenesis," in Hosking & Schofflin (eds.) Myths & Nationhood (NY, 1997).

Clark, Nancy L. "Gendering production in wartime South Africa," American Historical Review 106.4 (10/01):1181-1213.

Haynes, Jeff. "Popular religion & politics in sub-Saharan Africa," Third World Quarterly 16,1 (1995).

Johns, Sheridan W. III. "The birth of non-white trade unionism in South Africa," Race 9,2 (1968):173-92.

Kelley, Robin D.G. "The religious odyssey of African radicals: notes on the Communist Party of South Africa, 1921-34," Radical History Review 51 (fall 1991):5-26.

Lovell, C.R. "Afrikaaner nationalism & apartheid," American Historical Review 61 (1955-56):308-30.

Skotnes, Andor. "People’s history & the South African struggle," Radical Historians’ Newsletter 73 (nov 1995).

Williams, Rocky. "Before we forget: writing the history of Umkhonto We Sizwe, 1961-2000," Journal of Peace, Conflict & Military Studies (Harare) 1,1 (3/00).

Zunes, Stephen. "The role of non-violent action in the downfall of apartheid," Journal of Modern African Studies 37,1 (3/99):137-69.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books:

Abrahams, Peter. Mine Boy (London: Heinemann Educational, 1955).

Beinart, William & Colin Bundy. Hidden Struggles in Rural South Africa: Politics & Popular Movements in the Transkei & Eastern Cape, 1890-1930 (Berkeley, 198?).

__________. 20th Century South Africa (London: Oxford, 1994).

Benson, Mary. The African Patriots (London, 1963). Story of the African National Congress.

Blacking, John. Black Background. The Childhood of a South African Girl (NY, 1964).

Bloomberg, Charles. Christian Nationalism & the Rise of the Afrikaner Broederbond in South Africa, 1918-1948 (Bloomington IN, 1989).

Boette, Dugmore. Familiarity is the Kingdom of the Lost (NY, 1969). A poor Black man’s memoir.

Bozzoli, Belinda. The Political Nature of a Ruling Class: Capital & Ideology in South Africa (London, 1981).

Bundy, Colin. The Rise & Fall of South African Peasantry (Berkeley, 1979).

Bunting, Brian. The Rise of the South African Reich (Harmondsworth, 1964).

Callinicos, Luli. A People’s History of South Africa, vol. I: Gold & Workers, 1886-1924 (Johannesburg, 1981).

Carver, Richard. South Africa After the Elections (Geneva: UNHCR, 1994).

__________. Kwazulu-Natal: Continued Violence & Displacement (Geneva: UNHCR, 1996).

Clingman, Stephen. Bram Fischer. Afrikaner Revolutionary (Amherst MA, 1998).

Comaroff, John L. & Jean Comaroff. Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: The Culture & History of a South African People (Chicago, 1985).

__________. Of Revelation & Revolution (2 vols.; Chicago, 1996).

Davenport, T.R.H. South Africa, A Modern History (3rd. ed. Toronto, 1987).

Davies, Robert. Capital, State, & White Labor in South Africa, 1900-1960 (NY?, 1979).

de Villiers, Marq. White Tribe Dreaming. Apartheid's Bitter Roots as Witnessed by Eight Generations of an Afrikaner Family (NY, 1988).

Elphick, Richard & Rodney Davenport (eds.) Christianity in South Africa: A Political, Social & Cultural History (Berkeley, 1998).

Feit, Edward. South Africa. The Dynamics of the African National Congress (London, 1962).

Frankel, Glenn. Rivonia's Children: Three Families & the Cost of Conscience in White South Africa (NY, 199?).

Gerhart, Gail M. Black Power in South Africa: The Evolution of an Ideology (Berkeley, 198?).

Giliomee, H. & A. du Toit. Afrikaaner Political Thought (Berkeley, 1983).

Giliomee, Hermann. The Afrikaners: Biography of a People (Charlottesville: U. of Virginia, 2003).

Greenberg, Stanley B. Legitimating the Illegitimate. State, Markets & Resistance in South Africa (Berkeley, 1987).

Innes, Duncan. Anglo American & the Rise of Modern South Africa (NY: Monthly Review, 19??).

Johnstone, Frederick. Class, Race & Gold (London, 1976).

Karis, Th. & Gwendolyn M. Carter. From Protest to Challenge: Documents of African Politics in South Africa, 1882-1964 (The Hague, 1971).

Keegan, Tim. Facing the Storm. Portraits of Black Lives in Rural South Africa (Johannesburg, 1988).

La Hausse, Paul. Brewers, Beerhalls & Boycotts: A History of Liquor in South Africa (Johannesburg, 1988).

Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights. The War Against Children: South Africa’s Youngest Victims (NY, 1986), and "Update" pub. later that year.

Leatt, James, Theo Kneigel & Klaus Nurnberger (eds.) Contending Ideologies in South Africa (Grand Rapids, 1987).

Luthuli, Albert. Let My People Go (London, 1962).

Magubane, Bernard. The Political Economy of Race & Class in South Africa (NY, 1979).

Malan, Rian. My Traitor's Heart: A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, & His Conscience (NY, 1999).

Marks, Shula. The Ambiguities of Dependence in South Africa: Class, Nationalism & the State in 20th-Century Natal (Baltimore, 198?).

Mason, John Edwin. Social Death & Resurrection: Slavery & Emancipation in South Africa (Charlottesville: U. of Virginia, 2003).

Marx, Anthony W. Making Race & Nation: A Comparison of the U.S., South Africa, & Brazil (NY, 1998).

Maylam, Paul. A History of the African People of South Africa: From the Early Iron age to the 1970s (NY, 1986).

Minter, William. King Solomon’s Mines Revisited: Western Interests & the Burdened History of South Africa (Boston, 1986).

Mokgatle of Phokeng, H. Autobiography (London, 1970).

Munger, Edwin W. African & Afrikaner Nationalism: South African Parallels & Parameters (Oxford, 1967).

Murphy, Dervla. South from the Limpopo: Travels Through South Africa (London: Murray, 1977).

Mutwa, Credo. My People: Writings of a Zulu Witch-Doctor (Harmondsworth, 1971).

Plaatje, Sol T. Mhudi (London: Heinemann Educational, 1917).

Reyher, Rebecca H. Zulu Woman (NY, 1948).

Roux, Edward. Time Longer than Rope. A History of the Black Man’s Struggle for Freedom in South Africa (2nd ed. Madison, 196?).

Sisulu, Zwelakhe (ed.) New Nation, New History (Johannesburg, 199?).

Slovo, Gillian. Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country (?, 199?).

Slovo, Joe. Slovo: The Unfinished Autobiography (?, 199?)

Sundkler, Bengt G.M. Bantu Prophets in South Africa (London, 1961).

Switzer, Les (ed.) South Africa’s Alternative Press. Voices of Protest & Resistance, 1880-1960 (Cambridge, 1996).

Van Onselen, Charles. New Babylon, New Nineveh: Studies in the Economic & Social History of the Witwatersrand [1982] (Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2001).

__________. The Small Matter of a Horse: The Life of ‘Nongoloza’ Mathebula, 1867-1948 (Johannesburg: Ravan, 1984).

__________. The Seed is Mine: The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper, 1894-1985 (NY: Hill & Wang, 1996).

Walshe, Peter. The Rise of African Nationalism in South Africa: The ANC, 1912-1952 (Berkeley, 1971).

Willan, Brian. Sol Plaatje, South African Nationalist (1876-1932) (Berkeley, 198?).

In the Library: Fiction

Abrahams, Peter. Mine Boy [1946] (London: Macmillan, 1963).

Brink, André. A Chain of Voices (London, 1982).

__________ & J.M. Coetzee (eds.) A Land Apart. A Contemporary South African Reader (London, 1986).

Coetzee, J.M. Waiting for the Barbarians (London, 1980).

Gordimer, Nadine. Six Feet of the Country (Harmondsworth, 1986).

Harwood, Ronald. George Washington September, Sir! (NY, 1961).

Mathabane, Mark. Kaffir Boy (Boston, 1987).

Paton, Alan. Cry, the Beloved Country [1944] (NY: Scribner's, 1948).

Slovo, Gillian. Ties of Blood (NY, 1990).

Wicomb, Zoe. You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town (NY, 1987).

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Breaker Morant" [1980], dir. Bruce Beresford. In video stores.

"Cry, the Beloved Country" [1951], dir. Zoltan Korda, 111m. In video stores.

"The Power of One" [1992], dir. John G. Avildsen, 127m. In video stores.

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