Cradock (Print)

How segregation and apartheid came to a South African town


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    Edition: 1st Edition
  • Format: Soft Cover
  • ISBN: 9781775822882
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 256 Pages
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  • Category: UCT Press, History

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AVAILABLE AUGUST 2019

Cradock is a vivid history of a South African town in the years when segregation gradually emerged, preceding the rapid and rigorous implementation of apartheid. Through the details of one emblematic community, Jeffrey Butler offers an ambitious treatment of the racial themes that dominate recent South African history. Although Butler was born and raised in Cradock, he eschews sentimentality in favour of scholarly precision. Augmenting the obvious political narratives, Cradock examines the poor infrastructural conditions, ranging from public health to public housing, that typify a grossly unequal system of racial segregation but are otherwise neglected in the region’s historiography. Butler shows, with the richness that only a local study could provide, how the lives of blacks, whites and coloureds were affected by the bitter transition from segregation before 1948 to apartheid thereafter.

A fine microstudy of South Africa’s transition from segregation to apartheid, this detailed case study of what happened in one small town throws important light on the trajectory of the country as a whole.” 
Chris Saunders, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Cape Town

  • Editor’s Preface
  • Author’s Preface
  • Introduction 
  • Chapter 1: Landscape, People, and Politics: Cradock in the Age of Segregation 
  • Chapter 2: Lodgers, Layabouts, and Laborers: Access and Residence for Coloureds and Africans 
  • Chapter 3: Race and the Politics of Liquor and Beer 
  • Chapter 4: Water, Slops, and Night Soil: Sanitation for an Up- to-Date Town 
  • Chapter 5: Charity and Welfare in the Age of Segregation 
  • Chapter 6: “Is It Nothing to You?”: Public Health in the Age of Segregation 
  • Chapter 7: Improvement or Removal? Segregated Public Housing 
  • Chapter 8: Apartheid Comes to Cradock 
  • Conclusion: The Age of Segregation and the Age of Apartheid 

Readers interested in the history of South Africa, including academics, students and the interested general reader. Relevant subjects: South African History; Sociology.

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AVAILABLE AUGUST 2019

Cradock is a vivid history of a South African town in the years when segregation gradually emerged, preceding the rapid and rigorous implementation of apartheid. Through the details of one emblematic community, Jeffrey Butler offers an ambitious treatment of the racial themes that dominate recent South African history. Although Butler was born and raised in Cradock, he eschews sentimentality in favour of scholarly precision. Augmenting the obvious political narratives, Cradock examines the poor infrastructural conditions, ranging from public health to public housing, that typify a grossly unequal system of racial segregation but are otherwise neglected in the region’s historiography. Butler shows, with the richness that only a local study could provide, how the lives of blacks, whites and coloureds were affected by the bitter transition from segregation before 1948 to apartheid thereafter.

A fine microstudy of South Africa’s transition from segregation to apartheid, this detailed case study of what happened in one small town throws important light on the trajectory of the country as a whole.” 
Chris Saunders, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Cape Town

  • Editor’s Preface
  • Author’s Preface
  • Introduction 
  • Chapter 1: Landscape, People, and Politics: Cradock in the Age of Segregation 
  • Chapter 2: Lodgers, Layabouts, and Laborers: Access and Residence for Coloureds and Africans 
  • Chapter 3: Race and the Politics of Liquor and Beer 
  • Chapter 4: Water, Slops, and Night Soil: Sanitation for an Up- to-Date Town 
  • Chapter 5: Charity and Welfare in the Age of Segregation 
  • Chapter 6: “Is It Nothing to You?”: Public Health in the Age of Segregation 
  • Chapter 7: Improvement or Removal? Segregated Public Housing 
  • Chapter 8: Apartheid Comes to Cradock 
  • Conclusion: The Age of Segregation and the Age of Apartheid 

Readers interested in the history of South Africa, including academics, students and the interested general reader. Relevant subjects: South African History; Sociology.

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