An Economic History of South Africa

An Economic History of South Africa

Conquest, Discrimination, and Development

Book - 2005
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Charles Feinstein surveys five hundred years of South African economic history from the years preceding European settlements in 1652 through to the post-Apartheid era. Following the early phase of slow growth, he charts the transformation of the economy as a result of the discovery of diamonds and gold in the 1870s, and the rapid rise of industry in the wartime years. Finally, emphasizing the ways by which the black population was deprived of land, and induced to supply labor for white farms, mines and factories, Feinstein documents the introduction of apartheid after 1948, and its consequences for economic performance,
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780521850919
0521850916
9780521616416
0521616417
Branch Call Number: HC905 .F45 2005
Characteristics: xxiii, 302 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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