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Author Giliomee, Hermann, 1938- author

Title The last Afrikaner leaders : a supreme test of power / Hermann Giliomee
Edition First University of Virginia Press edition
Published Charlottesville, VA : University of Virginia Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (447 pages)
Series Reconsiderations in southern African history
Reconsiderations in southern African history.
Contents 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 Blacks South Africans citizenship: John Vorster's empire -- Moving out into Africa: John Vorster's foreign schemes -- PW Botha and 'power sharing without losing control' -- 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject National Party (South Africa) -- History -- 20th century.
Apartheid -- South Africa -- 20th century.
Politicians -- South Africa -- 20th century.
Power (Social sciences) -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1948-1994.
South Africa -- Race relations -- 20th century -- Political aspects -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813934958 (e-book)
130615703X (ebk)
9780813934952 (e-book)
9781306157032 (ebk)