Download PDF by Leonard Thompson, Lynn Berat: A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition

By Leonard Thompson, Lynn Berat

ISBN-10: 0300189354

ISBN-13: 9780300189353

A magisterial historical past of South Africa, from the earliest identified human inhabitation of the quarter to the current. Lynn Berat updates this vintage textual content with a brand new bankruptcy chronicling the 1st presidential time period of Mbeki and finishing with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African nationwide Congress in January 2012.
“A historical past that's either actual and real, written in a pleasant literary style.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“Should turn into the normal common textual content for South African background. . . . urged for faculty periods and a person drawn to acquiring a old framework during which to put occasions happening in South Africa today.”—Roger B. Beck, History: studies of latest Books

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A Canteen, circa 1850. Painting by Frederick Timson I’Ons (1802–1887), reprinted from Victor De Kock, Ons Erfenis (Cape Town, 1960), p. 179. 22. The Conference at Block Drift, January 30, 1846. Reprinted from Henry Martens, Scenes in the Kaffir Wars (London, 1852–54). Photo: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. 23. A British Wagon Convoy, circa 1853. Reprinted from Lt. Lumley Graham and Lt. Hugh Robinson, Scenes in Kaffirland (London, 1854). Photo: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.

31 Private property, previously associated with such small, portable possessions as clothing (made from skins) and weapons (bows and arrows), now included sheep and cattle. Gaps developed between rich and poor as some people acquired large numbers of livestock while others owned none at all. Moreover, whereas the hunter bands had been small, herders formed larger communities. Their primary social and political groups were clans, composed of people who claimed descent from a common ancestor, but several clans were often joined in loosely associated chiefdoms that Europeans have called tribes.

Beverley Naidoo, Times Educational Supplement “Highly readable.... ”—Paul Maylam, Journal of African History “In A History of South Africa Leonard Thompson again proved his mettle as an historian by augmenting his own insights with the best of those of his erstwhile critics.... The greatest strength of this work is its presentation of such a sweeping and complex history in some of the most lucid prose to be found in such a text. ”—Donald Will, Africa Today “This magisterial history throws a floodlight on South Africa’s current crisis by examining the past.

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