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South Africa
Fish, Bruce.
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Philadelphia, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, [2001]

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144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Examines the past, development, inhabitants, and many cultural aspects of South Africa.
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DT1719 .F57 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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-- A series that details the exploration, annexation, and development of the African continent by Europeans during 19th century colonization and its effects on modern-day Africa
-- Generously illustrated volumes with rare and unusual photographs from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society

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Gr 6 Up-These books record key historical events confronting these two countries before, during, and after colonialism. Such issues as the scramble for Africa, European conquest, slavery, and domination are discussed. The authors are keen to point out that Africans had their own medicine, commerce, politics, and social order before Europeans came and divided the continent into spheres of influence. This is reaffirmed by the world's preeminent paleontologist, Richard E. Leakey, who is among the contributors. Written African history before colonialism is almost nonexistent, as it was passed on orally and the little that is known comes from artifacts and fossils. The authors have relied heavily on the vast collection of photographs from the Royal Geographical Society in England, and it shows in the many vivid black-and-white photos. Fairly extensive maps are also incorporated. Ideal tools for assignments and class presentations.-Daniel Mungai, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



In 1880, South Africa was divided among the interests of the English, the Germans, and African leaders. Though they struggled to preserve their people's independence, African leaders showed more ability than expected. Today the country continues to struggle with issues of equality. Excerpted from South Africa: 1800 to the Present: Imperialism, Nationalism, and Apartheid by Bruce Fish, Becky Durost Fish All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.