An Economic History of South Africa

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Juni 2005



This book examines five hundred years of South African economic history.


1. Setting the context: South Africa in international perspective; 2. Seizing the land: conquest and dispossession; 3. Making the labour force: Coercion and discrimination; 4. Creating the colour bar: formal barriers, poor whites, and 'civilized' labour; 5. Exporting the gold: the vital role of the mineral revolution; 6. Transforming the economy: the rise of manufacturing and commercial agriculture; 7. Separating the races: the imposition of apartheid; 8. Forcing the pace: rapid progress despite constraints; 9. Hitting the barriers: from triumph to disaster: 10. Confronting the contradictions: the final crisis and the retreat from apartheid.


Charles H. Feinstein is Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford. His previous publications include The European Economy between the Wars (1997) and Making History Count (2002).


'An Economic History of South Africa [is] an excellent overview of the county's history. it will be of interest to anyone who wants an introduction to South Africa. It would be a shame if the readership of this accessible volume were confined to those studying economic history, for no one reading this book will doubt the difficult legacy of social inequality and economic injustice inherited by the post-apartheid South African government.' Economic History Review '... an authoritative work destined for the student in the fields of (South) African economics, history and politics.' The Journal of Modern African Studies '... a masterful contribution to our understanding of the interplay between the processes of conquest, discrimination and economic development in South Africa up until the advent of democracy in 1994. ... this book is essential.' Journal of African History
EAN: 9780521616416
ISBN: 0521616417
Untertitel: Conquest, Discrimination, and Development. 5 maps 47 tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2005
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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