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The Afrikaners: Biography of a People
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hurst & Co Ltd
Publication date May 31, 2003
Pages 698
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9781850657149
ISBN-10 1850657149
Dimensions 0.79 by 5.43 by 8.86 in.
Weight 2.76 lbs.
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Summaries and Reviews
This is a history of the Afrikaners from the first European settlement to the 20th century. It includes an account of the origins and demise of apartheid. description: Product Description: This work is a biography of the Afrikaner people by historian and journalist Herman Giliomee, one of the earliest and staunchest Afrikaner opponents of apartheid. Weaving together life stories and historical interpretation, he creates a narrative history of the Afrikaners from their beginnings with the colonisation of the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch East India Company to the dismantling of apartheid and beyond. While document - and revising - the history of the Afrikaners' pursuit of racial domination (as well as British contributions to that enterprise), Giliomee supplies Afrikaners' own, often divided, perspectives on their history, perspectives not always or entirely skewed by their struggle for privilege at Africans' expense. The result is not only a magisterial history of the Afrikaners but a fuller understanding of their history, which, for good or ill, resonates far beyond the borders of South Africa.

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