From Protest To Challenge Volume 1: Protest and Hope, 1882 - 1934
In 2008, Jacana Media proposed republishing a revised and updated second edition of the entire From Protest to Challenge series, which is a multi-volume account of the struggle to achieve democracy and end racial discrimination in South Africa. Professor Gail Gerhart agreed to oversee the revisions and, within the limits of space and time available, to update the original series to take into account more recent academic work by other authors. We are now adding the revised and updated second edition of Volume 1: Protest and Hope 1882‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_?1934 to the new books already published: Volume 3: Challenge and Violence 1953‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_?1964; Volume 5: Nadir and Resurgence 1964‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_?1979, and Volume 6: Challenge and Victory 1980‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_?1990.
The second edition of From Protest to Challenge is different in several ways from the first. The three oldest documentary volumes have been reorganised into conventional chapters to make them more user-friendly. All the documentary volumes now contain maps and photographs, as well as more comprehensive indexes than those in the original series.
Volume 1: Protest and Hope 1882‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_?1934 consists of ninety-nine primary source documents, accompanied by a text that sets the documents in historical context. Authors of the documents include John Dube, Josiah Gumede, John Tengo Jabavu, Clements Kadalie, Charlotte Maxeke, Sol Plaatje and Pixley Seme, with new documents by Abdullah Abdurahman, Margery Perham, Mohandas Gandhi, and the Communist Party of South Africa.
About the Authors
Gail M. Gerhart is the author of Black Power in South Africa: the Evolution of an Ideology, the co-author of volumes 3, 4, 5 and 6 of From Protest to Challenge, and the editor of the second edition of the series.
Sheridan Johns is the author of the first edition of Volume 1 of From Protest to Challenge (1972), and Raising the Red Flag: The International Socialist League and the Communist Party of South Africa, 1914‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_?1932, and the co-editor of the two-volume series South Africa and the Communist International: A Documentary History, and Mining for Development in the Third World.
Author Gail M. Gerhart and Sheridan Johns
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