South Africa Since 1948 :Discovering the Past

Author(s): Christopher Culpin


An examination of South Africa between 1948 and 1995. It is designed for students studying South Africa as part of a Schools History Project syllabus or a modern history syllabus with any of the GCSE boards, at S Grade, or for IGCSE. The book takes all the Schools History Project classroom strategies and blends them into a style appropriate for the study of this period. The book combines: narrative providing comprehensive explanation of the core content; structured tasks which build conceptual understanding of the dilemmas facing South Africa through this period, and the reasons for their different responses; and source investigations which tackle major issues of historical interpretation and develop students' source handling and interpretative skills. With a major line of enquiry for the whole book being that of the issue of human rights, and with chapters that look squarely at the issues of racism, armed and peaceful resistance to apartheid, democratic change and the work of "The Truth and Reconciliation Commission", the work also relates to Citizenship Education under the National Curriculm.

Product Information

Why is history important to South Africa?; why did the Nationalists win the 1948 election?; what was apartheid?; how did apartheid affect people's lives?; how did black South African resistance to apartheid change over the years 1948-1976?; why didn't the rest of the world stop apartheid?; why was apartheid collapsing by 1989?; how did apartheid end?

General Fields

  • : 9780719574764
  • : Hodder Education
  • : Hodder Murray
  • : 0.45
  • : April 2000
  • : 277mm X 214mm X 9mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Culpin
  • : Paperback
  • : 968.05
  • : 128
  • : History
  • : colour illustrations