Race for Sanctions

Race for Sanctions

African Americans against Apartheid, 1946-1994
Francis Njubi Nesbitt
Distribution: World
Publication date: 05/11/2004
ISBN: 978-0-253-11068-8
Bookmark and Share

Available through various retailers

Other formats available:


An important contribution to the political history of this period [and] a must for those interested in the influence of the great pan-Africanists." —Elliott P. Skinner

This study traces the evolution of the anti-apartheid movement from its origins in the 1940s through the civil rights and black power eras to its maturation in the 1980s as a force that transformed U.S. foreign policy. The
movement initially met resistance and was soon repressed, only to reemerge during the civil rights era, when it became radicalized with the coming of the black freedom movement. The book looks at three important political groups: TransAfrica—the black lobby for Africa and the Caribbean; the Free South Africa Movement; and lastly the Congressional Black Caucus and its role in passing sanctions against South Africa over President Reagan’s veto. It concludes with an assessment of the impact of sanctions on the release of Nelson Mandela and his eventual election as president of South Africa.

Author Bio

Francis Njubi Nesbitt is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at San Diego State University.

Customer Reviews

There are currently no reviews
Write a review on this title.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

List of Abbreviations
1. Cold War and Apartheid
2. The Movement against Apartheid
3. "By Any Means Necessary": Black Power and Pan-Africanism
4. "It's Nation Time": Pan-Africanism and African Liberation
5. TransAfrica
6. The Free South Africa Movement
7. The Race for Sanctions
8. Dismantling Apartheid