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Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and Its Consequences Tom Lodge

Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and Its Consequences

Tom Lodge

Published December 6th 2011
ISBN : 9781283348485
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448 pages
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On 21 March 1960 several hundred black Africans were injured and 69 killed when South African police opened fire on demonstrators in the township of Sharpeville, protesting against the Apartheid regimes racist pass laws. The Sharpeville Massacre,MoreOn 21 March 1960 several hundred black Africans were injured and 69 killed when South African police opened fire on demonstrators in the township of Sharpeville, protesting against the Apartheid regimes racist pass laws. The Sharpeville Massacre, as the event has become known, signalled the start of armed resistance in South Africa, and prompted worldwide condemnation of South Africas Apartheid policies. The events at Sharpeville deeply affected the attitudes of both black andwhite in South Africa and provided a major stimulus to the development of an international Anti-Apartheid movement. In Sharpeville, Tom Lodge explains how and why the Massacre occurred, looking at the social and political background to the events of March 1960, as well as the sequence of events that prompted the shootings themselves. He then broadens his focus to explain the long-term consequences of Sharpeville, explaining how it affected South African politics over the following decades, both domestically and also in the countrys relationship with the rest of the world.