This book is aimed towards advancing an understanding of the South African past essential to an appreciation of the South African promise and problems. It presents a survey of the archaeological data, and describes the hunting, herding, and cultivating peoples, and the dominant colonial society.
Table of Contents
Preface to the 1982 Edition -- Preface to the 1969 Edition -- The Hunters and Herders -- The Nguni People1 -- The Sotho, Venda, and Tsonga1 -- White Settlers and the Origin of a New Society, 1652–1778 -- Co-Operation and Conflict: The Eastern Cape Frontier1 -- The Consolidation of a New Society: The Cape Colony -- Co-Operation and Conflict: The Zulu Kingdom and Natal -- Co-Operation and Conflict: The High Veld1
Monica Wilson <i>Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, School of African Studies, University of Cape Town</i>
Leonard Thompson <i>Charles J. Stillé Professor of History, Yale University (formerly of the University of Cape Town)</i>