Lays emphasis on the continuing influence of the country's African heritage whilst also chronicling the processes of colonial conquest and of economic development stemming from the industrial revolution. This is followed by an analysis of the fundamental political changes South Africa has undergone, and a background for understanding those many things which have not changed.
Robert Ross has published widely on South African history over the past 25 years. Notable titles include Adam Kok's Griquas, and Cape of Torments: Slavery and Resistance in South Africa
This book provides a succinct synthesis of Southern African History over a 1500 year time frame, stressing economic, social, cultural and environmental matters as well as political history
It emphasises the continuing influence of the country's African heritage, as well as chronicling the processes of colonialism and economic development stemming from the industrial revolution
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