South Africa 1948-1994

South Africa 1948-1994

by Rosemary Mulholland


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A range of textbooks covering many of the options available on GCSE history specifications. This book focuses on the struggle by the black majority for political and social freedom in South Africa. Beginning with an account of the origins of racism, segregation and republicanism before 1948, it concentrates on the history of South Africa following the establishment of the apartheid regime. Topics include apartheid in practice, the Sharpeville massacre, the end of apartheid and Nelson Mandela as president. This illustrated text is based around lead questions and activities. It provides essential knowledge through background briefings; encourages analysis of the issues through investigations; contains review sections to aid clarity and allow students opportunities for revision.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521576789
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Series: Cambridge History Programme Key Stage 4 Series
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range: 14 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Apartheid - old wine in new bottles; Legislation for inequality 1910-48; Politics in a changing society; The impact of the Second World War; 1948 - Triumph of the Nationalists; Review: The making of the apartheid state; The apartheid state; Apartheid in practice; Coloured voting rights; Education; review: Legalising the apartheid state; Opposing apartheid; Sharpeville; The state grows in confidence; Protest becomes violent; Youthful resistance; Review: Resisting apartheid; The regime weakens; The forces for change; Change at last; Review: The end of apartheid.

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