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Popular politics in the history of South Africa, 1400-1948, Paul S. Landau

Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400–1948 offers an inclusive vision of South Africa's past. Drawing largely from original sources, Paul Landau presents a history of the politics of the country's people, from the time of their early settlements in the elevated heartlands, through the colonial era, to the dawn of Apartheid. A practical tradition of mobilization, alliance, and amalgamation persisted, mutated, and occasionally vanished from view; it survived against the odds in several forms, in tribalisms, Christian assemblies, and other, seemingly hybrid movements; and it continues today. Landau treats southern Africa broadly, concentrating increasingly on the southern Highveld and ultimately focusing on a transnational movement called the 'Samuelites'. He shows how people's politics in South Africa were suppressed and transformed, but never entirely eliminated.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Preface. The birth of the political -- 1. Eyewitness engagements : (Highveld political discourse at the start of the 1800s) -- 2. History before tribes : (partnership, alliance, and power -- 3. Translations : (missionaries and the invention of Christianity) -- 4. The incipient order : (Morok's reign, 1828-1880) -- 5. Mixed people : (the Samuelites, The Griqua, and other subjectivities, 1880-1928) -- 6. Twentieth-century tribes
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 300 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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