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Author Suttner, Raymond.

Title The ANC Underground in South Africa, 1950-1976 / Raymond Suttner.

Imprint Boulder, Colo. : FirstForumPress, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  322.420968 Su86a 2009    ---  Available
Description x, 199 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-193) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The early underground: from the M-Plan to Rivonia -- The reconstitution of the SACP as an underground organisation -- The ANC underground between Rivonia and 1976 -- The character of underground work -- Gendering the underground -- Revolutionary morality and the suppression of the personal -- The re-establishment of ANC hegemony after 1976.
Summary It is widely assumed that the African National Congress essentially disappeared from South Africa after its banning in 1960 and the imprisonment of its leaders, until public support for it revived in the wake of the 1976 Soweto uprising. Raymond Suttner takes issue with that view. Drawing on extensive oral testimony, Suttner reveals how internally based activists, often working independently of the ANC in exile, were able to reconstitute and maintain effective underground networks. His scope encompasses the broad features of the clandestine work, the impact that it had on personal lives, and the opportunities that were presented for both bravery and abuse. He also considers the gendered character of the underground ANC. In the concluding chapter of the book, he explores the gradual establishment of the ANC hegemony, which continues to this day.
Subject African National Congress -- History.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
South Africa -- History.
Added Title African National Congress underground in South Africa
ISBN 9781935049135 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1935049135 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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