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The Rhetorical Origins of Apartheid

How the Debates of the Natives Representative Council, 1937-1950, Shaped South African Racial Policy

Mia Roth (author)

ISBN: 9780786499823

Publication Date: Sep 2016

Format: Paperback

All but forgotten are the African leaders who spoke against the apartheid system of white rule in its infancy. The founders of the ANC were members of the Natives Representative Council, a legislative adjunct of South African Parliament. The speeches of the NRC are published here for the first time, along with discussion of the Council's elections, its members and the white government who used the NRC's rhetoric to its own ends.
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The story of Nelson Mandela's and the African National Congress' triumph over Apartheid in South Africa is well known. All but forgotten are the African leaders who spoke against the system of white rule in its infancy. The founders of the ANC were members of the Natives Representative Council, a legislative adjunct of South African Parliament elected by Africans between 1937 and 1950, when the Council was abolished. Their speeches during Council sessions document their eloquence and quiet dignity when facing their oppressors, who used the speeches to make aspects of Apartheid more acceptable.

In November 1946, the Council sent its Freedom Resolution to the UN, stating they would no longer cooperate with the South African government unless Africans were given complete equality and segregation was abolished. The speeches of the NRC are published here for the first time, along with discussion of the Council's elections, its members and the white government who used the NRC's rhetoric to its own ends.
Pages 220
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2016
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Politics & Government   20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000   African history  
Mia Roth is a retired university professor living in Perth, Australia.

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