575pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2015
In this social history Karel Schoeman provides an overview of life in the four South African colonies during the Edwardian period. He focuses on influential personalities and leaders, important social events, the build-up to unification and the impact the 1913 Land Act had on the lives of black people.
Karel Schoeman is a Research Fellow in both the Department of History and the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French at the University of the Free State. He is the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction, both in English and Afrikaans.