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Databases - Apartheid

These might have information


Also ResearchIT CT databses - available with a public library card or our card.

A few examples from this resource:

  • Baines, Gary. 2006. “Coming to Terms with the Past: Soweto, June 16th 1976.” History Today 56 (6): 18. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,cpid&custid=connsl&db=ulh&AN=21065065&site=eds-live.
    • Abstract: "The article emphasizes the institutionalization of the memories of the Soweto uprising in the national identity of South Africa established by the African National Congress (ANC) as of June 2006. The Soweto uprising started as a peaceful demonstration of students that turned into a revolt characterized by attacks on symbols of state power in black townships when the South African police opened fire. The story of Soweto has become emblematic of the narrative of the liberation struggle that is the foundation of the post-apartheid state created by ANC."
  • Also in this Word document.

At CSL - Apartheid

  • Reagan, Ronald., and United States. Department of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division. Ending Apartheid in South Africa. United States. Department of State. Bureau of Public Affairs. Current Policy ; No. 853. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division, 1986. Federal Documents   S 1.71/4:853
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Promoting an End to Apartheid in South Africa : Report Together with Additional Views (to Accompany S. 998). United States. Congress. Senate. Report ; 99-37. Washington, D.C.?: U.S. G.P.O., 1985.  Fed Docs Y 1.1/5:99-37  Or Serial Set 13618
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa. Violence in South Africa and Its Effect on the Convention for Democratic South Africa (CODESA) : Hearing and Markup before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session, on H. Res. 497 Relating to Ongoing Violence Connected with Apartheid in South Africa, July 23, 1992. Washington: U.S. G.P.O. : For Sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, 1993. Federal Documents   Y 4.F 76/1:V 81/3
  • United States. Department of State. Bureau of Public Affairs. South Africa : US Policy. Gist. Washington, D.C.?]: Bureau of Public Affairs, Dept. of State, 1989.  Federal Documents  S 1.128:Af 8/14/989
  • Reader's Guide - using this print index, you can see if any of the popular magazines covered the story. Ask a librarian to show you Reader's Guide. Life magazine was not published during this time.


Additional Resources

Guides from Other Libraries

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