649pp., illus., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, 2017
The second edition of fourth volume of the multivolume documentary history of the struggle to end racial discrimination and achieve democracy in South Africa is revised and updated by Gail Gerhart, with Teresa Barnes, Antony Bugg-Levine, Thomas Karis and Nimrod Mkele. The series begins in 1882 and combines narrative with a wealth of primary source materials.
"Readers familiar with the first edition of Volume 4, published in 1977, may notice that some of the early figures included there have been dropped to make space here for people whose political activities in the 1970s and 1980s made them historically significant" from the preface
"[A] feat of such distinction that it is hard to call to mind a single parallel or precendent." Julius Lewin, TLS
Gail Gerhart has taught political science at the University of Nairobi, the University of Botswana, the American University of Cairo, Columbia University, and the University of the Witwatersrand, where she was a Fulbright Visiting Professor in 1994. She is the author of "Black Power in South Africa: the evolution of an ideology" and co-author, with Thomas Karis, of volumes 3-5 of "From Protest to Challenge". She is the editor of the second edition of the series.