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LanguageEnglish — US
- Social Studies
- Democracy & Civic Engagement
About this Chapter
In the 1940s, the South African government formally established apartheid (“apartness”) as a legal system to divide racial groups into a social hierarchy. This chapter examines apartheid’s restrictive policies, its fervent white supporters, and its determined non-white opponents.
- How did the white minority use apartheid to promote and protect its political, social, and economic power?
- What were the ideas, tactics, and strategies used by those who resisted apartheid?
- How did the implementation of apartheid change life for the South African people, and how did they respond?
This chapter is from the Early Apartheid: 1948-1970 section of Confronting Apartheid and includes:
- 6 readings
- Connection Questions
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