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The History of Race Relations in South Africa

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dc.creator Davenport, T. R. H. 2015-07-20T14:08:03Z 2015-12-08T10:55:27Z 2015-07-20T14:08:03Z 2015-12-08T10:55:27Z 2015-07-20T14:08:03Z 1973-12
dc.identifier Davenport, T.R.H. (1973) The History of Race Relations in South Africa.(Paper presented to a Symposium on Race at University of Rhodesia, 1972.) (pp. 5-14.) UZ (formerly University College Rhodesia), Harare (formerly Salisbury) : UZ Publications.
dc.identifier 0379-0622
dc.description.abstract Historians do not solve social problems. Indeed it is even possible that they may have a sordid professional interest in keeping them unsolved. They prefer the society which in the Chinese proverb ‘has been through interesting times’, rather than the lucky country which has no history at all. More seriously I believe that the function of historians is to be not so much that of direct social analysis as that of helping people to reflect; and the objects of that reflection are the unique situations which give a faithful expression, voice or texture to the events we are trying to understand. The history of race relations in South Africa is an enormous area; so instead of trying to cover the whole of it let us look at a few representative and illuminating situations, beginning with the story of Eva.
dc.language en
dc.publisher UZ Publications (formerly University College of Rhodesia )
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe (UZ) (formerly University College of Rhodesia)
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Politics and Power
dc.title The History of Race Relations in South Africa
dc.type Conference paper

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