Introduction: Conquest, the State and Society Part I: A State without a Nation 1: African Rural Life and Migrant Labour 2: Economic and Social Change on the Settler Farmlands 3: War, Reconstruction, and the State from the 1890s to 1920s 4: Black Responses and Black Resistance 5: The Settler State in Depression and War, 1930-1948 Part II: Afrikaner Power and the Rise of Mass 6: Apartheid, 1948-1961 7: Economy and Society in the 1960s and 1970s 8: Farms, Homelands, and Displaced Urbanization from the late 1950s to the 1980s 9: Black Political Struggles and the Reform Era of P.W. Botha 1973-1984 10: Insurrection, Fragmentation, and Negotiations, 1984-1994 Part III: The New South Africa, 1994-2000 11: A New Politics: From Rainbow Nation to African Authority 12: Economic Uncertainties: Redistribution, Class Formation, and Growth 13: Crime, Culture and Reconciliation in the the New South Africa
William Beinart is Professor of Race Relations, and 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, Londond. and Has held reseach 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.
`William Beinart's meticulous, lively introduction to the story of the South African people through the twentieth century is an excellent place to start. The book is at once immensely readable, informative and timely, coinciding in South Africa with one of those rare, fleeting moments when there is a shared feeling of human liberation.' New Internationalist