First published in 1997, this volume examines United States policy towards South Africa in the nineteen seventies, spanning the period of the Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations. What sets it apart from similar works is that it analyses policy in the broader context of American ideals and responses to apartheid. It examines whether actual policies were in conformity with these ideals and focuses attention on the American predicament over the issue of apartheid.
Table of Contents
1. American Ideals, Apartheid and United States Foreign Policy. 2. United States Interests in South Africa. 3. The United States and South Africa Until 1969: An Overview. 4. The Nixon Administration and the Policy of Communication. 5. Promoting Controlled Change: Priority of the Ford Administration. 6. Human Rights and Enlightened Capitalism: Agenda of the Carter Administration. 7. Conclusion.