The Rand Revolt - The 1922 Insurrection and Racial Killings in South Africa (Paperback)


Racial murder and rebellion lie at the heart of this title. It focuses on South Africa's 'Rand revolt' of 1922, when Johannesburg and its surrounding towns were wracked by industrial strife, racial violence and insurrection. White workers rose against their employers and the State, black people were hunted through the streets, and strikers launched an onslaught upon police and the army. Krikler recreates this world of intense conflict and analyses the sources and complex nature of its extreme passions. The title suggests novel ways of looking at racial identity and violence, and breaks new ground in other areas - for example, in its assessment of the impact of the First World War on labour movements, and its exploration of the significance of female violence during the upheaval.

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Racial murder and rebellion lie at the heart of this title. It focuses on South Africa's 'Rand revolt' of 1922, when Johannesburg and its surrounding towns were wracked by industrial strife, racial violence and insurrection. White workers rose against their employers and the State, black people were hunted through the streets, and strikers launched an onslaught upon police and the army. Krikler recreates this world of intense conflict and analyses the sources and complex nature of its extreme passions. The title suggests novel ways of looking at racial identity and violence, and breaks new ground in other areas - for example, in its assessment of the impact of the First World War on labour movements, and its exploration of the significance of female violence during the upheaval.

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Jonathan Ball Publishers

Country of origin

South Africa

Release date

February 2006

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Dimensions

233 x 155 x 32mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback - B-format

Pages

405

ISBN-13

978-1-86842-189-3

Barcode

9781868421893

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LSN

1-86842-189-9



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