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Making of South Africa, The

Making of South Africa, The

2nd Edition

Aran MacKinnon

Oct 2012, Paperback, 400 pages
ISBN13: 9780205795499
ISBN10: 0205795498
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A survey of South African history from the formation of early human communities to the present.

The Making of South Africa provides a detailed understanding of all the forces that have shaped South Africa to date. It represents a valuable and unique addition to the field by emphasizing African voices as well as recent developments in South Africa, including analyses on the post-transition political change, the World Cup of soccer, and pubic health issues.

The text incorporates important new perspectives on South African geography and the spatial dimensions of segregation and apartheid. It also covers environmental studies and the dynamic literature on identities and ethnicity while highlighting how Europeans and Africans shaped the environment, politics, and the economy to develop a complex multi-ethnic nation.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book readers will be able to:

  • Understand how South Africa became the nation it is today
  • View South African history from the point of view of Africans as well as Europeans who have settled there
  • Assess the impact of cultural, political, social, economic, geographical, environmental, and health-related forces on South African history

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Found in this section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
List of Maps
List of Photographs and Sources.

Chapter 1 The Setting: Climate, Geography and People in South Africa

Chapter 2 Early Conflict and Interdependence: The Establishment and Expansion of the Cape Colony
Chapter 3 The British and the Expanding Cape
Chapter 4 The Making of New States
Chapter 5 African And Afrikaners States in Conflict
Chapter 6 The First Phase of Industrialization
Chapter 7 The Second Phase of Industrialization: Gold Mining and the Creation of a Unified White State
Chapter 8 From Union to Apartheid: The Consolidation of a White State and the Rise of African Opposition, 1910—1948
Chapter 9 Apartheid and South African Society
Chapter 10 The African Transformation of South Africa
Chapter 11 The New South Africa: 1994—2004

Chapter 12 Conclusion: Post-Transition Growing Pains and the World

Bibliography and Recommended Online Resources
Index

2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
List of Maps
List of Photographs and Sources.

Chapter 1: The Setting: Climate, Geography and People in South Africa

The Environment

Human Communities: The San and Khoe

The First Farmers

Farming Society

Conclusions

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading

Chapter 2: Early Conflict and Interdependence: The Establishment and Expansion of the Cape Colony

Earliest Contact: Portuguese Forays and Khoe Responses

The V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company) and Company Rule

White Settlement and Khoe Resistance

Slavery at the Cape

Relations in the Zones of Interaction

Whites and Griqua in the Interior

The Xhosa and White Settlers

Conclusion

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading


Chapter 3: The British and the Expanding Cape

The Arrival of the British

Abolition

Reform and Labor

British Settlers

The Missionary Enterprise

Xhosa Crises: Interaction with the Settlers and Civil War

Conclusion

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading


Chapter 4: The Making of New States

The Implications of the making of the “Mefcane”

Nguni-speaking Chiefdoms

The Rise of the Zulu Kingdom

Developments in the Interior

Mass Movements and New States

Moshoeshoe and the Sotho

Mzilikazi and the Ndebele

Matiwane's Ngwane and the British

British Policy and the Xhosa

The Afrikaner “Great Trek”

Piet Retief and the Zulu

Conclusion

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading


Chapter 5: African And Afrikaners States in Conflict

African States and the Trekker Republics

Africans and British Policy Initiatives: Segregation and Indirect Rule

African States, White Settlers

Imperial Authorities and the Xhosa Crisis

The Sotho, Afrikaners and British Intervention on the Highveld

British Policy Reversals and the Sotho-Orange Free State War

Conclusions

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading


Chapter 6: The First Phase of Industrialization

Diamond Discoveries and Rival Claims

African Men and Women and the Development of Diamond Mining

The Impact of Mining

Imperial Designs, Local Politics and Confederation Schemes

British Imperialism

Afrikaner Republican Resistance and the Pedi Kingdom

The Final Phases of Conquest

Sotho and Zulu Resistance

Conclusion

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading


Chapter 7: The Second Phase of Industrialization: Gold Mining and the Creation of a Unified White State

Gold Mining African Migrant Labor

African Society and Migrant Labor

The Politics of Mining: the Afrikaners, and British and Rhodes

The South African War. Peace, Reconstruction and the Building of a White State

African Resistance and African Labor

Conclusion

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading


Chapter 8: From Union to Apartheid: The Consolidation of a White State and the Rise of African Opposition, 1910—1948

White Politics and the State

Segregation Legislation and African Communities

Opposition Movements and the Roots of African Nationalism

Rural African Opposition

Conclusion

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading


Chapter 9: Apartheid and South African Society

The Nationalists and Apartheid

Blacks and Apartheid Policies

African Society and the Impact of Apartheid

The Homelands

Opposition Politics: Strategy and Rural Protests

Rising Tensions, State Repression and Radicalism

South Africa in Global Context

Conclusion

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading


Chapter 10: The African Transformation of South Africa

The South African Security State and Regional Politics

Resistance From Below and the Failure of “Reform”

The Rejection of Reform, Uprisings and Opposition Tensions

Mounting Pressures and the Road to Negotiations

Negotiations and the Road to Democratic Elections

Conclusion

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading


Chapter 11: The New South Africa: 1994—2004

The New Government and the Ascendancy of the ANC

The Economy

Looking Back, Healing and Moving Forward: the TRC and the Land Question

Conclusion

Questions to Consider

For Further Reading

Chapter 12 Conclusion: Post-Transition Growing Pains and the World

This NEW chapter will cover the post-transition leadership of Mbeki and Zuma, the 2010 World Cup, current challenges: HIV/AIDS and crime and the new political economy.

Bibliography and Recommended Online Resources
Index

  • An annotated list of useful Internet sources at the end of the text allows students to explore online documents, film clips, and visual sources.
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  • "For Further Reading" sections guide students on more detailed research into each topic covered in the chapter.
  • An emphasis on African voices offers students a balanced examination of South African history instead of viewing South Africa solely through the lens of Europeans who settled there.
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Dr. Aran S. MacKinnon is Professor of African History, and Chair of the Department of History and Geography at Georgia College. He is the former Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and of Global Studies and at the University of West Georgia. He earned his Ph.D. in history from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, U.K, his M.A. in history from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa and his B.A. in history from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. He has studied, worked and taught in Canada, the U.K., the U.S. and South Africa. He is the author of The Making of South Africa. Culture and Politics (Pearson 2004, Second Edition, 2012), co-editor with Elaine MacKinnon of Places of Encounter, Time, Place and Connectivity in World History, Volumes 1 and 2 (Westview, 2012) and co-author of An Introduction to Global Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) as well as numerous articles on South African history in various scholarly journals.

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