South Africa in World History by Iris Berger

South Africa in World History

byIris Berger

Paperback | March 26, 2009

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South Africa in World History is the first survey of South African history to range from prehistory to the present, the first to fully integrate social history and women's history, and the first to emphasize connections between the United States and South Africa. Written by Iris Berger, arecognized authority on South Africa and a past president of the African Studies Association, this marvelous history ranges from the first Stone Age foragers and Iron Age farmers to the coming of the Dutch settlers and the introduction of slavery, the British conquest in the early nineteenthcentury, the discovery of gold and diamonds, the rise of Afrikaner Nationalism, the coming of apartheid, the Soweto Uprising, and the creation of a new society headed by Nelson Mandela. Drawing on colorful biographical and autobiographical literature to provide a personal focus, Berger also exploressocial and cultural history, examining issues of race, class, gender, religion, and ethnicity, and drawing on a rich tradition of literature (both oral and written), music, and the arts. The book also discusses the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the devastating HIV/Aids epidemic in thecountry, and continuing struggles against racism and sexism, thus connecting the South African past with urgent contemporary issues.

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Iris Berger is Professor of History, Africana Studies, and Women's Studies at the University at Albany. A noted authority, she has published widely on African history and is past president of the African Studies Association.
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Title:South Africa in World HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:March 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019533793X

ISBN - 13:9780195337938

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