Essays on Apartheid Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Essays on Apartheid
Short essays describing various aspects of apartheid. Discusses Christopher's "atlas of apartheid," development & administration of apartheid, the build up of resistance, & the fall of the apartheid system.
# 20966 | 2,475 words | 1 source | 1994 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2003 in History (African) , English (Analysis)

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"I. The Meaning of Christopher's "An Atlas of Apartheid"?
A.J. Christopher (1994) promotes a hypothesis in his book, The Atlas of Apartheid, that the very foundation of the apartheid system was based on spatial concerns. The architects of the apartheid system were convinced that the preservation of the white race as well as its political and economic dominance were linked to a separation of the races. Christopher analyzes the history of the apartheid era in South Africa in terms of the classic approach of atlases by looking at time, space, and demographics.

Christopher traces the roots of apartheid back to the colonial era as Dutch colonists came to South Africa in search of cheap, plentiful, farmable land (Christopher, 1994, 9). Many of the important concepts underpinning apartheid philosophy and the.."

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