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The Resource External mission : the ANC in exile, 1960-1990, Stephen Ellis

External mission : the ANC in exile, 1960-1990, Stephen Ellis

Label
External mission : the ANC in exile, 1960-1990
Title
External mission
Title remainder
the ANC in exile, 1960-1990
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Ellis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nelson Mandela's release from prison in February 1990 was one of the most memorable moments of recent decades. It came a few days after the removal of the ban on the African National Congress; founded a century ago and outlawed in 1960, it had transferred its headquarters abroad and opened what it termed an External Mission. For the thirty years following its banning, the ANC had fought relentlessly against the apartheid state. Finally voted into office in 1994, the ANC today regards its armed struggle as the central plank of its legitimacy. External Mission is the first study of the ANC's period in exile, based on a full range of sources in southern Africa and Europe. These include the ANC's own archives and also those of the Stasi, the East German ministry that trained the ANC's security personnel. It reveals that the decision to create the Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) a guerrilla army which later became the ANC's armed wing was made not by the ANC but by its allies in the South African Communist Party after negotiations with Chinese leader Mao Zedong. In this impressive work, Ellis shows that many of the strategic decisions made, and many of the political issues that arose during the course of that protracted armed struggle, had a lasting effect on South Africa, shaping its society even up to the present day"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-2015
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Ellis, Stephen
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1998.A4
LC item number
E45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African National Congress
  • African National Congress
  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Government, Resistance to
  • South Africa
  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Political science
  • South Africa
Label
External mission : the ANC in exile, 1960-1990, Stephen Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Call to arms -- The external mission -- The party triumphant -- New strategies -- The grinding stone -- War among the people -- Homecoming -- Perspectives
Control code
829743911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780199330614
Lccn
2013024866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)829743911
Label
External mission : the ANC in exile, 1960-1990, Stephen Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Call to arms -- The external mission -- The party triumphant -- New strategies -- The grinding stone -- War among the people -- Homecoming -- Perspectives
Control code
829743911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780199330614
Lccn
2013024866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)829743911

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