The Rise and Fall of the South African Peasantry


This is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand contemporary South Africa and its historical origins.Probably the most influential account of rural history produced in the 1970’s.It criticises the prevailing view that African agriculture was inherently primitive and backward,and attacked the notion that today’s poverty and lack of developement in the reserves,are a legacy of African ‘traditionalism’.Instead,it showed how precolonial cultivators and pastrolists responded positively to the pressures of conquest and the penetration of new economic relations.

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Limp pictorial card covers,in very nice clean and sharp condition.Size 8×6 pp 19+276,inc,index,bibliography,notes to text,various tables and charts,page map,no plates text only.Hinges strong.Binding tight (suggest unread)No foxing,staining or browning.Internally clean and bright throughout. A v/g++–almost fine as new copy.


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