April 10 - 20th Century South Africa

April 10 - 20th Century South Africa - 20th Century South...

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20 th Century South Africa : Segregation apartheid; resistance (to 1962) - British won the Boer war but had spent a lot of money - Attempted to keep the Boers as allies by appointing to power the same generals who fought them (one was Jan Smutz ) - The rural areas had lots of power, so farmers rights were a big issue - There was NO Bill of Rights - It was all about playing it to the constituents (residents for a certain amount of time were the only ones allowed to vote 1910 -48: Segregation - Political precedence to mining magnates, farmers - Laws were instituted to protect interests not out of racism o Had to be white to buy dynamite (protected mining magnates) - Natives Land Act 1913 o Natives had to go back to their “homelands” o Kept competition from black farmers away o Sharecropping not allowed b/c you can earn more than as a wage earner - Urban Areas Act 1923 o Blacks only allowed in cities as long as they were demanded by the Whites o Avoided over population o Kept down poverty -
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HI 292 taught by Professor Wylie during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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