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The Resource A life for freedom : the mission to end racial injustice in South Africa, Denis Goldberg ; foreword by Z. Pallo Jordan

A life for freedom : the mission to end racial injustice in South Africa, Denis Goldberg ; foreword by Z. Pallo Jordan

Label
A life for freedom : the mission to end racial injustice in South Africa
Title
A life for freedom
Title remainder
the mission to end racial injustice in South Africa
Statement of responsibility
Denis Goldberg ; foreword by Z. Pallo Jordan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From June 1963 to October 1964, ten antiapartheid activists were tried at South Africa's Pretoria Supreme Court. Standing among the accused with Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, and Walter Sisulu was Denis Goldberg. Charged under the Sabotage and Suppression of Communism Acts for "campaigning to overthrow the government by violent revolution," Goldberg was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. The only white man convicted during the infamous Rivonia trial, he played a historic role in the struggle for justice in South Africa. In this remarkable autobiography, Goldberg discusses growing up acutely aware of the injustice permeating his homeland. He joined the South African Communist Party and helped found the Congress of Democrats. It was his role as an officer in the armed underground wing of the African National Congress (ANC), however, that led to his life sentence--the outcome of which was a staggering twenty-two years behind bars. While he was incarcerated, the racist dogma of apartheid imposed complete separation from his black comrades and colleagues, a segregation that denied him both the companionship and the counsel of his fellow accused. Recounted with humor and humility, Goldberg's story not only provides a sweeping overview of life in South Africa both during and after apartheid, but also illuminates the experiences of the activists and oppressors whose fates were bound together
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldberg, Denis
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goldberg, Denis
  • Goldberg, Denis
  • Race discrimination
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Race discrimination
  • South Africa
Label
A life for freedom : the mission to end racial injustice in South Africa, Denis Goldberg ; foreword by Z. Pallo Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Z. Pallo Jordan -- Preface -- 1. The mission : break down the walls -- 2. Respect for all : childhood in Cape Town, 1933-1949 -- 3. University -- 4. Political activity, 1953-1964 -- 5. Last resort : armed resistance -- 6. Underground in Johannesburg : May-July 1963 -- 7. Arrest at Liliesleaf -- 8. The Rivonia trial -- 9. Emotional desert : prison, 1963-1985 -- 10. Problems of imprisonment -- 11. The escape -- 12. More about prison -- 13. A negotiated release, 1985 -- 14. Out of prison : life number 6; born 28 February 1985 as a free person -- 15. New activist : London -- Lusaka -- Dar es Salaam -- 16. The world is my oyster : life number 7, 1985-1994 -- 17. T-shirts, music, and more solidarity -- 18. Training in Asia : Commonwealth Secretariat Study Program -- 19. Affairs of the heart and community H.E.A.R.T. : life number 8 -- 20. Life number 9, 2002-2014 -- 21. Last thoughts -- for now : 2015 -- Appendix 1. Torture and the future -- Appendix 2. Time line of South African history -- Appendix 3. The Freedom Charter
Control code
ocn933524899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813166865
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1982xfn
  • 80e5644d-0907-4b80-b20b-4af6f89db504
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933524899
Label
A life for freedom : the mission to end racial injustice in South Africa, Denis Goldberg ; foreword by Z. Pallo Jordan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Z. Pallo Jordan -- Preface -- 1. The mission : break down the walls -- 2. Respect for all : childhood in Cape Town, 1933-1949 -- 3. University -- 4. Political activity, 1953-1964 -- 5. Last resort : armed resistance -- 6. Underground in Johannesburg : May-July 1963 -- 7. Arrest at Liliesleaf -- 8. The Rivonia trial -- 9. Emotional desert : prison, 1963-1985 -- 10. Problems of imprisonment -- 11. The escape -- 12. More about prison -- 13. A negotiated release, 1985 -- 14. Out of prison : life number 6; born 28 February 1985 as a free person -- 15. New activist : London -- Lusaka -- Dar es Salaam -- 16. The world is my oyster : life number 7, 1985-1994 -- 17. T-shirts, music, and more solidarity -- 18. Training in Asia : Commonwealth Secretariat Study Program -- 19. Affairs of the heart and community H.E.A.R.T. : life number 8 -- 20. Life number 9, 2002-2014 -- 21. Last thoughts -- for now : 2015 -- Appendix 1. Torture and the future -- Appendix 2. Time line of South African history -- Appendix 3. The Freedom Charter
Control code
ocn933524899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813166865
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1982xfn
  • 80e5644d-0907-4b80-b20b-4af6f89db504
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933524899

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