By Marion Wallace
Namibia received its independence in 1990 after many years of fight opposed to South African rule. earlier than its battles with South Africa, the rustic spent years in the grip of German colonialism. during this publication, the 1st normal background of Namibia to be released in additional than twenty years, a celebrated historian and a popular archaeologist supply clean viewpoint on those occasions, in addition to a close account of the country's precolonial period.The quantity starts off with an soaking up background of Namibia from earliest instances to the coming of German colonialism within the 19th century. Drawing on resources in English and German, the authors discover trajectories of migration, creation, and tool within the precolonial interval, alterations brought on through eu growth, and the dynamics of formal colonialism. They relate the complete event of German rule, together with the genocide of 1904-1908, the wars of primary and southern Namibia, and the destiny of defeated Africans who have been imprisoned in focus camps. ultimate chapters speak about African nationalism, apartheid, and battle among 1946 and 1990, and the improvement of Namibia within the twenty years considering the fact that independence. a useful creation and source, this quantity reasserts Namibia's an important position within the heritage of southern Africa and, with its wealthy perception and wide bibliography, furthers dependable study at the state and the continent.
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A History of Namibia: From the Beginning to 1990 by Marion Wallace