Coverart for item
The Resource The politics of race in Britain and South Africa : black British solidarity and the anti-apartheid struggle, Elizabeth M. Williams

The politics of race in Britain and South Africa : black British solidarity and the anti-apartheid struggle, Elizabeth M. Williams

Label
The politics of race in Britain and South Africa : black British solidarity and the anti-apartheid struggle
Title
The politics of race in Britain and South Africa
Title remainder
black British solidarity and the anti-apartheid struggle
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth M. Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The postwar government of South Africa, led by H.F. Verwoerd, implemented wide-ranging racial segregation laws, beginning the open policy of apartheid in one of Africa's most prosperous and internationally influential states. During the apartheid era, the British government faced an uneasy dilemma: while repudiating apartheid laws it maintained an ambiguous stance towards the South African government. As black South African's were reduced to the status of non-citizens after the 1970 Citizenship Act, increasing numbers of exiles and fugitives were finding refuge in Britain, which was now home to a growing anti-apartheid protest movement. This is the first book to examine the British support for the anti-apartheid movement among its own black communities. Elizabeth Williams highlights the connection between domestic anti-racism struggles and the struggle in South Africa, showing how black Britons who were themselves fighting racism in British society identified and expressed solidarity with black South Africans during the Apartheid years. Williams further assesses the way in which Black communities in Britain viewed Margaret Thatcher's support of South Africa despite the international call for sanctions. Featuring the work of acclaimed documentary photographer and civil rights activist Vanley Burke, this will be an essential book for students and scholars of race, British history, international relations, post-colonial studies and South African history.--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EQO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Elizabeth M
Dewey number
  • 323.11960680941
  • 941.0856
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
International library of historical studies
Series volume
88
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Blacks
  • Public opinion
  • South Africa
  • Great Britain
Label
The politics of race in Britain and South Africa : black British solidarity and the anti-apartheid struggle, Elizabeth M. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [286]-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The West Indian and African roots of the anti-apartheid movement in Britain -- 'Enemies of apartheid...friends of South Africa' : the British government and the anti-apartheid movement, 1950s-80s -- The ANC, PAC and opposition to apartheid in Britain, 1960s-80s -- The anti-apartheid movement and the formation of the Black and Ethnic Minority Committee during the 1980s -- Partners in protest, black solidarity with the anti-apartheid struggle, 1970s-80s -- Black radical solidarity with the anti-apartheid struggle, 1970-90 -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17750647
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 316 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780764207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908412132
Label
The politics of race in Britain and South Africa : black British solidarity and the anti-apartheid struggle, Elizabeth M. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [286]-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The West Indian and African roots of the anti-apartheid movement in Britain -- 'Enemies of apartheid...friends of South Africa' : the British government and the anti-apartheid movement, 1950s-80s -- The ANC, PAC and opposition to apartheid in Britain, 1960s-80s -- The anti-apartheid movement and the formation of the Black and Ethnic Minority Committee during the 1980s -- Partners in protest, black solidarity with the anti-apartheid struggle, 1970s-80s -- Black radical solidarity with the anti-apartheid struggle, 1970-90 -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17750647
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 316 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780764207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908412132

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...