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From Protest to Challenge, Volume 5 A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882-1990: Nadir and Resurgence, 1964-1979 by Thomas G. Karis, Gail M. Gerhart
  

From Protest to Challenge, Volume 5 A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882-1990: Nadir and Resurgence, 1964-1979

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From Protest to Challenge, Volume 5 A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882-1990: Nadir and Resurgence, 1964-1979 by Thomas G. Karis, Gail M. Gerhart

The essays are meticulous and carefully documented accounts which maintain the standard of excellence set by the previous volumes, all of which belong in every library. -ChoiceBased on extensive documentary archives collected by these researchers, and augmented by interviews with virtually all of the significant antiapartheid activists, this volume covers a formative period in the struggle against white minority rule, 1964-1979. -Africa Today... a substantial achievement... a wonderful resource for future generations of scholars. -South African Historical JournalKaris and Gerhart's fifth volume is an invaluable addition to their earlier documentary history of the national liberation struggle in South Africa, and includes a priceless collection of new primary historical sources. It ignites vivid flashes of memory... -from the Foreword by Nelson MandelaVolume 5 of this magnificent historical record continues the indispensable study of the struggle for freedom and justice in South Africa. In addition to extensive background essays, it includes formal documents, underground and ephemeral materials, and statements written in exile or in Robben Island prison that have not previously been published.

Reviews

[This] fifth volume is an invaluable addition.... It ignites vivid flashes of memory....

-from the Foreword by Nelson Mandela

An invaluable and matchless source of evidence for scholars analyzing South Africa's sociopolitical history.

-Choice

The overthrow of apartheid in South Africa permits an interpretive change in the thrust of African resistance politics by the editors and authors of this invaluable documentary history.

-Foreign Affairs

An enduring resource for historians of South Africa, scholars interested in revolutionary thought and practice, and students concerned with the interplay between violent and nonviolent strategies for social change.

-Africa Today

A book that helps us forge a common national story. -Sunday Independent (Johannesburg)

[The authors'] feat [is] of such distinction that it is hard to call to mind a single parallel or precedent.

-Times Literary Supplement


About the Author

THOMAS G. KARIS is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the City College, City University of New York. GAIL M. GERHART is the author of Black Power in South Africa: Evolution of an Ideology. Currently based at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, she is engaged in the preparation of volumes 6 and 7 in this series.

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Publication date

22nd February 1997

Author

Thomas G. Karis, Gail M. Gerhart

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Publisher

Indiana University Press

Format

Hardback
840 pages

Categories

African history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780253332318

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