By Marion Wallace
Namibia won its independence in 1990 after a long time of fight opposed to South African rule. ahead of its battles with South Africa, the rustic spent years in the grip of German colonialism. during this booklet, the 1st normal background of Namibia to be released in additional than 20 years, a celebrated historian and a popular archaeologist supply clean standpoint on those occasions, in addition to a close account of the country's precolonial period.The quantity starts with an soaking up heritage of Namibia from earliest occasions to the arriving of German colonialism within the 19th century. Drawing on assets in English and German, the authors discover trajectories of migration, construction, and gear within the precolonial interval, adjustments caused via ecu growth, and the dynamics of formal colonialism. They relate the total adventure of German rule, together with the genocide of 1904-1908, the wars of critical and southern Namibia, and the destiny of defeated Africans who have been imprisoned in focus camps. ultimate chapters talk about African nationalism, apartheid, and battle among 1946 and 1990, and the improvement of Namibia within the twenty years for the reason that independence. a useful creation and source, this quantity reasserts Namibia's an important function within the historical past of southern Africa and, with its wealthy perception and huge bibliography, furthers liable learn at the nation and the continent.
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