FROM PROTEST TO CHALLENGE, a documentary history of African politics in South Africa, 1882-1990, volume 6, challenge and victory, 1980-1990

: Gerhart (G.M.) & Glaser (C.L.)

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780 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, 2013


The second edition of the sixth 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.

"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

"[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.

Clive Glaser lectures in history at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of "Bo-Tsotsi: the youth gangs of Soweto, 1935-1976" and "The ANC Youth League: a Jacana pocket history". He has been editor of the journal, African Studies, since 2001.