n Kleio - Around and About : Memoirs of a South African Newspaperman, Michael Green : book review

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0023-2084



Extracted from text ... solving the inherent social, economic and political puzzle of the apartheid era. Baines's work is important in that it is a detailed study. It is a meticulous investigation into the history of an African township, the brainchild of segregationist racial thinking in the first half of the twentieth century. Particularly praiseworthy is the fact that he was able to investigate themes of interest to contemporary historians, such as the African struggle against the oppressive policies of a racially oriented government. In this context his creative use of the available documentary and oral information in the final section of the ..

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