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The Resource The last Afrikaner leaders : a supreme test of power, Hermann Giliomee

The last Afrikaner leaders : a supreme test of power, Hermann Giliomee

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The last Afrikaner leaders : a supreme test of power
Title
The last Afrikaner leaders
Title remainder
a supreme test of power
Statement of responsibility
Hermann Giliomee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" ... Hermann Giliomee challenges the conventional wisdom on the downfall of white rule and the end of apartheid. Instead of impersonal forces, or the resourcefulness of an indomitable resistance movement, he emphasizes the role of Nationalist leaders and of their outspoken critic Frederick van Zyl Slabbert. What motivated each of the last Afrikaner leaders, from Verwoerd to de Klerk? How did each try to reconcile economic growth, white privilege, and security with the demands of an increasingly assertive black leadership and unexpected population figures? In exploring each leader's background, reasoning, and personal foibles, Giliomee takes issue with the assumption that South Africa was inexorably heading for an ANC victory in 1994. He argues that historical accidents radically affected the course of politics. Drawing on primary sources and personal interviews, Giliomee offers a fresh and stimulating political history that attempts not to condemn but to understand why the last Afrikaner leaders did what they did, and why their own policies ultimately failed them."--Publisher's description
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IEN/DLC
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1938-
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Giliomee, Hermann
Dewey number
320.968
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1998.N2
LC item number
G55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Reconsiderations in southern African history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Party (South Africa)
  • Politicians
  • Apartheid
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Label
The last Afrikaner leaders : a supreme test of power, Hermann Giliomee
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A crossing suspended: PW Botha's Rubicon
  • Van Zyl Slabbert: the golden boy and the black prince
  • 'The
  • risk of not taking risks': ending empire
  • Time for a 'quantum leap': FW de Klerk's venture
  • 'Paddling into dangerous rapids': drafting a new constitution
  • A record of understanding
  • A wary military
  • Negotiating the NP out of power
  • Introduction: a tragic dilemma
  • An extraordinary country
  • An extraordinary professor and the 'Cape Nats'
  • "The
  • most terrific clash of interests imaginable': Hendrik Verwoerd's response
  • Denying Black South Africans citizenship: John Vorster's empire
  • Moving out into Africa: John Vorster's foreign schemes
  • PW Botha and 'power sharing without losing control'
Control code
ocn842337471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First University of Virginia Press edition.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9780813934945
Lccn
2013015101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023044622
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813934945
  • (OCoLC)842337471
Label
The last Afrikaner leaders : a supreme test of power, Hermann Giliomee
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A crossing suspended: PW Botha's Rubicon
  • Van Zyl Slabbert: the golden boy and the black prince
  • 'The
  • risk of not taking risks': ending empire
  • Time for a 'quantum leap': FW de Klerk's venture
  • 'Paddling into dangerous rapids': drafting a new constitution
  • A record of understanding
  • A wary military
  • Negotiating the NP out of power
  • Introduction: a tragic dilemma
  • An extraordinary country
  • An extraordinary professor and the 'Cape Nats'
  • "The
  • most terrific clash of interests imaginable': Hendrik Verwoerd's response
  • Denying Black South Africans citizenship: John Vorster's empire
  • Moving out into Africa: John Vorster's foreign schemes
  • PW Botha and 'power sharing without losing control'
Control code
ocn842337471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First University of Virginia Press edition.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9780813934945
Lccn
2013015101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023044622
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813934945
  • (OCoLC)842337471

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