339pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1987) 2016.
Traces the history of the groups of people who became known as the Coloureds from 1652 to 1910; the emergence of Coloured political organisations between 1910 and 1948; and the major developments and trends in organised Coloured politics from 1948 onwards.
Gavin Lewis taught history at the University of Cape Town. He worked as a consultant to government and was the Democratic Alliance spokesman on economic development. He died in 2013.