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Alfred B. Xuma

African, American, South African

Authors: Gish, S.

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President of the African National Congress in South Africa between 1941-49, Alfred B. Xuma was one of the most influential black South Africans of his generation. In this biography of Dr. Xuma, the first of its kind, the author explores the impact of African-American ideas on African nationalism, the debates within the anti-apartheid movement in the 1940s and 1950s, and the often rocky relationship that existed between white liberals and African nationalists.

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STEVEN D. GISH is Assistant Professor of History at Auburn University Montgomery, USA. He earned a Ph. D. in history at Stanford University and specializes in the history of modern South Africa.

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'Steven Gish has done history and South Africa an important service by recording and appraising the life of Alfred B. Xuma, thereby rescuing from near obscurity one of the major founders of the post-apartheid order. The new South Africa owes a large debt to the political traditions of the African National Congress, and the ANC owes much to Xuma's strong leadership in the decade just prior to its emergence as a mass movement...this balanced and insightful study adds significantly to our knowledge of an under-appreciated figure in South Africa's modern history.' - Gail M. Gerhart, Journal of African History

'Although this is a scholarly work, it should be compulsory reading for all South Africans - for a better understanding of the ANC in general, its policies of patience, and also for the role model value it offers black South African youths.' - Daily Dispatch


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alfred B. Xuma
Book Subtitle
African, American, South African
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
No distribution rights in the US, Canada
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59962-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230599628
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 305
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