An Ordinary Atrocity: Sharpeville and Its Massacre

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Yale University Press, 2001 - 263 pàgines
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"On 21 March 1960 police opened fire on members of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) protesting peacefully in the South African township of Sharpeville against apartheid's iniquitous 'pass laws'. Sixty-nine people died, many shot in the back. The shots fired that day in an obscure corner of South Africa reverberated around the world and Sharpeville became the symbol of the evil of the apartheid system." "This seminal event in the history of African nationalism has never been systematically documented. The Wessels Commission of Inquiry established to investigate the crisis never published a satisfactory final report. And in the four decades since the shooting the massacre has been so mythologised and contorted to serve various political interests as to preclude a thorough investigation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Why Sharpeville?
3
Ante Sharpeville and Early Apartheid
23
Background
25
The Massacre
51
The Setting
53
Contesting the Vaal The Police and the PAC 195960
55
Weekend 1820 March 1960
67
21 March Monday Morning
83
Afternoon
156
Did Sharpeville Have to Happen?
168
Towards Democracy Sharpeville 19601999
181
Aftermath
183
POSTSCRIPT
213
NOTES
220
APPENDICES
229
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
248

Lunch and Slaughter
107
Sociology of A Massacre
115

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Philip Frankel is senior lecturer in the Political Studies Department of the University of the Witwatersrand.

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