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A History of South Africa, Third Edition

A History of South Africa, Third Edition
Author: Leonard Thompson
ISBN 13: 9780300087765
ISBN 10: 300087764
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $17.95

In the revised version of this acclaimed work, Leonard Thompson has added a new chapter, outlining the country's remarkable transition from a racist political order to a democratic one. A substantial new preface has also been added, and footnotes have been expanded. Above all, this penetrating exploration of South Africa's eventful history - from the earliest known human settlement of the region to the present day - focuses primarily on the experiences of the black inhabitants rather than on those of the white minority.

Lorna Hahn

An admirably objective history of South Africa . . . [that] will be most useful in contemplating the country s future.