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The History of Southern Africa


The history of southern Africa is marked by both the convergence and divergence of diverse cultures. Clashes between European settlers and indigenous peoples throughout this section of the continent were common. At stake were rights to a wealth of natural resources and, as time went by, independence. This volume surveys the often volatile histories of each country in the region and introduces readers to the diversity of peoples that are an important element of each country's past and future.

Series: The Britannica Guide to Africa

Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Reading Level: Grade 10

ISBN: 9781615303984 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2011

Pages: 240

“The book contains a plethora of information about South Africa.” —Carol Bookmiller, West Allegheny High School, August 2012

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