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An Apartheid Massacre and its Consequences

Tom Lodge (Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Limerick)



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09 March 2017
The Sharpeville Massacre of 20 March 1960 signalled the start of armed resistance in South Africa, and prompted worldwide condemnation of South Africa's Apartheid policies. The events at Sharpeville deeply affected the attitudes of both black and white in and provided a major stimulus to the development of an international 'Anti-Apartheid' movement. In Sharpeville, Tom Lodge explains how and why the Massacre occurred, looking at the social and political background to the events of March 1960, as well as the sequence of events that prompted the shootings themselves. He then broadens his focus to explain the long-term consequences of the shootings, explaining how they affected South African politics over the following decades, both domestically and also in the country's relationship with the rest of the world.
By:   Tom Lodge (Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies University of Limerick)
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   548g
ISBN:   9780199642441
ISBN 10:   0199642443
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   09 March 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tom Lodge has worked in universities in Britain, South Africa, the United States, and Ireland. He held a succession of academic posts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg between 1978 and 2005. He has written extensively on South African politics, including Mandela: A Critical Life (2006), also published by Oxford University Press. He now lectures at the University of Limerick.

Reviews for Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and its Consequences

tells the story of the massacre at Sharpeville soberly and in unprecedented detail Times Literary Supplement Meticulous in piecing together the events The Scotsman [Lodge] gives good socio-political background to the massacre Metro Lodge's brilliantly complex yet eminently readably analysis tops a list of works of more narrow scope to offer a comprehensive view...a must read for libraries, scholars, and general readers interested in the place, period, or process of racialist South Africa's unraveling. Library Journal Lodge draws on oral testimony, the documentary record and thoughtful readings of photographs and film footage, as well as the work of other historians, to build an exceptionally textured picture of the build-up to the March 21 protests and their aftermath. Mail and Guardian Online

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