Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400–1948.

Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400–1948.

A ground breaking reappraisal of popular politics in South Africa.

Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400–1948, offers a newly inclusive vision of South Africa’s past. Drawing largely from original sources, Paul S. 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 tribalism, Christian assemblies, and other, seemingly hybrid movements; and it continues today. Landau treats southern Africa broadly, with an increasing concentration on the southern highveld and an ultimate focus on a particular transnational movement called the “Samuelites.” He shows how people’s politics in South Africa were translated and transformed, but never entirely suppressed.

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Dec 19 2016 18:49

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