Apartheid South Africa 1948-1980.
- Other Title:
- Apartheid South Africa Section I: 1948-1966
Apartheid South Africa Section II: 1967-1975
Apartheid South Africa Section III: 1976-1980
- Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK : Adam Matthew, -
Database & Article Index
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- Apartheid -- South Africa.
Anti-apartheid movements -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Foreign relations -- 1948-1961.
South Africa -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1978.
Homelands (South Africa)
- Apartheid South Africa makes available British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980. The launch of National Party apartheid policies in 1948 heralded 40 years of white dominance over South African business, politics and society. Punitive restrictions placed on travel, education, work and political activism instigated the formation of organisations such as the African National Congress (ANC) and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), saw support increase for the Communist Party and fuelled the growth of international anti-apartheid organisations. These previously restricted letters, diplomatic dispatches, reports, trial papers, activist biographies and first-hand accounts give unprecedented access to South Africa's apartheid regime. Files explore the relationship of the international community with South Africa and chart increasing civil unrest against a backdrop of waning colonialism and mounting world condemnation.
Contains British government files and maps related to the apartheid government of South Africa, spanning 1948-1980.
- Part of the Archives direct collection, containing documents from the National Archives, UK.
Description based on contents viewed September 9, 2014; title from home page.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
- National Archives (Great Britain)
Rosengarten Family Fund.
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- Contained in (work): Archives direct.
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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