FROM PROTEST TO CHALLENGE, a documentary history of African politics in South Africa, 1882-1990, volume 5, nadir and resurgence, 1964-1979.

: Karis (T.G.) & Gerhart (G.M.)

R 495.00
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827 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, 2013.


The second edition of the fifth volume in the multivolume documentary history of the struggle to end racial discrimination and achieve democracy in South Africa, revised and updated by Gail Gerhart. The series begins in 1882 and combines narrative with a wealth of primary source materials.

Volumes 2 and 4 have not yet been published.

"The second edition of 'From Protest to Challenge' is different in several ways from the first. The three oldest documentary volumes have been reorganised into conventional chapters to make them more user-friendly. All the documentary volumes now contain maps and photographs, as well as more comprehensive indexes than those in the original series." from the preface to the second edition

"The treatment of the various forces opposed to apartheid, whether aligned with the ANC, more exclusively black-oriented groups, or smaller left-liberal and ultra-left factions, is notably evenhanded and judiciously critical...Even in a crowded market, this is an obligatory purchase for anybody seriously interested in the subject." P.J.Furlong, Journal of African Historical Studies

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.

Thomas Karis is currently Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the City College, City University of New York. He is an author of volumes 2,3,4 and 5 of "From Protest to Challenge".