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King Solomon's Mines Revisited
by William Minter. Basic Books, 1986.
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Front Matter html|pdf (291K)
1: The Lion's Share: Britain and Southern Africa, 1870-1910 html|pdf (1.6M)
2: A Greater South Africa: White Power in the Region, 1910-1940 html|pdf (1.7M)
3: Buying In: British, Afrikaners, and Americans, 1940-1960 html|pdf (1.4M)
4: Containing the Rising Tide: Race and Self-Determination, 1940-1960 html|pdf (1.6M)
5: The Limits of Cold War Liberalism: Colonial Southern Africa in the Sixties html|pdf (2M)
6: The Shadow of Sharpeville: The West and White-Minority Rule in the Sixties html|pdf (2M)
7: "The Whites Are Here to Stay,": Southern Africa in the Nixon-Kissinger Era html|pdf (1.9M)
8: A Luta Continua: Intervention and Crisis Management, 1974-1980 html|pdf (2.2M)
9: Letting Time Run Out: The Shape of Engagement in the Reagan Era html|pdf (1.8M)
Conclusion html|pdf (600K)
Bibliography, Notes, and Index html|pdf (2.3M)

Comments

"A superb book. I recommend it highly. Thorough research, erudite writing, and startling insights. Must reading." — Randall Robinson, Founding Executive Director, TransAfrica
"Splendid... An invaluable work, elegantly organized and written. — Nadine Gordimer
"A must for scholars and analysts of South Africa and the U.S. stance toward that country. — Foreign Affairs
"This is the history of southern Africa that anti-apartheid militants have been waiting for. Its critics will be hard-pressed to match its cogency and depth of documentation. — Geroge M. Fredrickson
"Impressive work. Lucid scholarship. Coherently presents the last hundred years as they directly lead to the unfolding cataclysm of South Africa. — June Jordan
"The clearest comprehensive account of the political history of southern Africa I know. Committed, sober, and intelligent." — Immanuel Wallerstein