Twentieth-Century South Africa (Paperback)

By William Beinart

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780192893185, 432pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2001

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An innovative examination of the forces--both destructive and dynamic--which have shaped South Africa, this book provides a stimulating introduction to the history of the nation in the twentieth century. It draws on the rich and lively tradition of radical history writing and weaves economic and cultural history into the political narrative.

About the Author

William Beinart is Professor of History, and Fellow of St Anthony's College, Oxford. He has taught at Bristol and studied at the University of Cape Town and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and has held research fellowships at Rhodes and Yale Universities. He was joint editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies from 1982 to 1987 and has been chair of its editorial board since 1992.