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Cradock : How Segregation and Apartheid Came to a South African Town (Hardcover) (Jeffrey Butler)

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Cradock, the product of more than twenty years of research by Jeffrey Butler, is a vivid history of a middle-sized South African town in the years when segregation gradually emerged, preceding the rapid and rigorous implementation of apartheid. Although Butler was born and raised in Cradock, he avoids sentimentality and offers an ambitious treatment of the racial themes that dominate recent South African history through the details of one emblematic community. Augmenting the obvious political narrative, Cradock examines poor infrastructural conditions that typify a grossly unequal system of racial segregation but otherwise neglected in the region’s historiography. Butler shows, with the richness that only a local study could provide, how the lives of blacks, whites, and mixed-race coloreds were affected by the bitter transition from segregation before 1948 to apartheid thereafter.

Number of Pages: 243
Genre: History, Social Science
Series Title: Reconsiderations in Southern African History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Virginia Pr
Author: Jeffrey Butler
Language: English
Street Date: December 28, 2017
TCIN: 52970813
UPC: 9780813940588
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-3328
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