From Protest to Challenge

From Protest to Challenge - Volume 5

A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882–1990: Nadir and Resurgence, 1964–1979
Thomas G. Karis and Gail M. Gerhart
Foreword by Nelson Mandela
Distribution: World excluding South Africa
Publication date: 2/1/1997
Format: cloth 840 pages, 3 maps
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-33231-8
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“The essays are meticulous and carefully documented accounts which maintain the standard of excellence set by the previous volumes, all of which belong in every library.” —Choice

“Based on extensive documentary archives collected by these researchers, and augmented by interviews with virtually all of the significant antiapartheid activists, this volume covers a formative period in the struggle against white minority rule, 1964-1979.” —Africa Today

“ . . . a substantial achievement . . . a wonderful resource for future generations of scholars.” —South African Historical Journal

“Karis and Gerhart’s fifth volume is an invaluable addition to their earlier documentary history of the national liberation struggle in South Africa, and includes a priceless collection of new primary historical sources. It ignites vivid flashes of memory . . . ” —from the Foreword by Nelson Mandela

Volume 5 of this magnificent historical record continues the indispensable study of the struggle for freedom and justice in South Africa. In addition to extensive background essays, it includes formal documents, underground and ephemeral materials, and statements written in exile or in Robben Island prison that have not previously been published.

Author Bio

THOMAS G. KARIS is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the City College, City University of New York. GAIL M. GERHART is the author of Black Power in South Africa: Evolution of an Ideology. Currently based at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, she is engaged in the preparation of volumes 6 and 7 in this series.

Reviews

"[This] fifth volume is an invaluable addition…. It ignites vivid flashes of memory….

—from the Foreword by Nelson Mandela



An invaluable and matchless source of evidence for scholars analyzing South Africa’s sociopolitical history. —Choice



The overthrow of apartheid in South Africa permits an interpretive change in the thrust of African resistance politics by the editors and authors of this invaluable documentary history. —Foreign Affairs



An enduring resource for historians of South Africa, scholars interested in revolutionary thought and practice, and students concerned with the interplay between violent and nonviolent strategies for social change. —Africa Today



A book that helps us forge a common national story. —Sunday Independent (Johannesburg)



[The authors’] feat [is] of such distinction that it is hard to call to mind a single parallel or precedent. —Times Literary Supplement" —

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Nelson Mandela
Preface
Acknowledgments
Acronyms

Part One: Essays

1. Setting the Stage
2. The Liberation Movements, 1964-1975
3. Above-Ground Multiracial Opposition
4. The Black Consciousness Movement: The Formative Years, 1967-1971
5. The Black Consciousness Movement: Confronting the State, 1972-1976
6. The 1976 Soweto Uprising
7. Black Workers and Trade Unions—by David Lewis
8. The Politics of the System
9. Buthelezi and Inkatha
10. The Liberation Movements, 1975-1979
11. Crackdown and Resistance after Soweto

Part Two: Documents

1. Setting the Stage
2. The Liberation Movements, 1964-1975
3. Above-Ground Multiracial Opposition
4. The Black Consciousness Movement: The Formative Years, 1967-1971
5. The Black Consciousness Movement: Confronting the State, 1972-1976
6. The 1976 Soweto Uprising
7. Black Workers and Trade Unions
8. The Politics of the System
9. Buthelezi and Inkatha
10. The Liberation Movements, 1975-1979
11. Crackdown and Resistance after Soweto

Chronology
Sources
Index of Persons
Index of Organizations

Maps
1. South Africa in 1979
2. Southern Africa in 1979
3. The Homelands in 1970