Lustro o północy. Śladami wielkiego Treku

Lustro o p nocy ladami wielkiego Treku Adam Hochschild patrzy na napi te stosunki we wsp czesnej RPA przez szczeg lny pryzmat Punktem wyj cia s dwa historyczne wydarzenia pozornie odleg e Pierwsze to prze omowa bitwa nad Krwaw Rzek kt r

  • Title: Lustro o północy. Śladami wielkiego Treku
  • Author: Adam Hochschild Hanna Jankowska
  • ISBN: 9788380493278
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Adam Hochschild patrzy na napi te stosunki we wsp czesnej RPA przez szczeg lny pryzmat Punktem wyj cia s dwa historyczne wydarzenia, pozornie odleg e Pierwsze to prze omowa bitwa nad Krwaw Rzek , kt ra mia a miejsce w 1838 roku i przes dzi a o tym, kto b dzie rz dzi w tej cz ci wiata Burowie czy Zulusi Drugie to obchody jej rocznicy zorganizowane sto pi dziesi Adam Hochschild patrzy na napi te stosunki we wsp czesnej RPA przez szczeg lny pryzmat Punktem wyj cia s dwa historyczne wydarzenia, pozornie odleg e Pierwsze to prze omowa bitwa nad Krwaw Rzek , kt ra mia a miejsce w 1838 roku i przes dzi a o tym, kto b dzie rz dzi w tej cz ci wiata Burowie czy Zulusi Drugie to obchody jej rocznicy zorganizowane sto pi dziesi t lat p niej przez konkuruj ce ze sob ugrupowania Oba wp yn y na zmiany polityczne, jakie zasz y w kraju w p niejszych latach, i na spo ecze stwo, kt re po dzi dzie pozostaje sk cone Hochschild w przenikliwy spos b, cz c reporta i ksi k historyczn , ukazuje kraj, na kt rego wsp czesno ci przesz o po o y a si wyj tkowo d ugim cieniem.

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    1. Adam Hochschild's The Mirror at Midnight is part first-person expeirence from Hochschild's experience traveling through South Africa in 1988 and much larger part South African history. Hochschild calls out this irony, but what was so clear to me were parallels between the invasive expansion of the Boers/Voortrekkers into inland South Africa under the dual justifications of religious rite and frustration with over-taxation from a foreign power and the expansion of white Americans through the west [...]

    2. One of the founders of Mother Jones magazine, and author of classic books about slavery and colonialism, Hochschild wrote this in the late 80s—with an excellent 2007 epilogue—just as the cracks in the apartheid system were appearing. In college, he had interned at an anti-apartheid magazine, well positioning him to note the differences in SA society and politics after several decades. His major report is on the Afrikaaners’ commemoration of a decisive battle against the Zulus 150 years bef [...]

    3. Adam was in S.A. for the 150th anniversary of the Trek (1838-1988). He tried to get a hold on the history and realizing that it is written in white he makes an effort to find and present the black view point. He returned to the 1994 election and for some observations 10 years later. He explained the “Grand Bargain” made to end apartheid: Blacks get the vote, whites keep the money. Things had actually gotten economially worse 10 years later. It hardly seems possible! One quote “The only thi [...]

    4. If you like history, this short history of South Africa is a readable one, using the Battle at Blood River to build a fiction-like plot tension. It is an extremely painful book to read; unfortunately, the parallels to America are all too clear. There is an epilogue that takes the changes in South Africa up to 2006, but the changes are not nearly enoughI guess they never are.By the way, Adam Hochchild is the also the author of King Leopold's Ghost about Belgian King Leopold's treatment of the Con [...]

    5. South African history is more volatile than I imagined. With the Boers conflicting with the Zulu's in 1838 (and many times before) and the Great Trek that proceeded, the history of South Africa is one of cultural significance not known all over the world. The Mirror at Midnight is an interesting look into the history of a country where segregation and racism were the way of life until apartheid ended in 1990, and are still thought of as normal by the Afrikaners.

    6. Incredibly well-written; reads like a novel even though it is meticulously researched non-fiction. Helpful in understanding the history of apartheid, and complicating my understanding of a historical narrative that is usually taught, with good reason, in very simplistic terms--especially the British versus the Afrikaners, the founding myth of the Afrikaners, the "independent" homelands, the process of co-optation of some black leaders, etc.

    7. American journalist, Adam Hochschild, recounts South African history through the lens of the "present day" (written in 1988). Because of the year written, this book captures South African history before all of its changes but as it was unknowingly on the cusp of such changes. I found the book most helpful because it helped me see the throughline of the Afrikaner people throughout South Africa's history. It helps me understand ongoing racial tensions in South Africa today.

    8. In the begining, this was a good intro to the history of south africa. Then there was some really tedious info, and i thought the book was a typical investigative journalism book that seems really interesting, but turns out really boring But in the end, the writer redeems himself with his description of modern south africa. fascinating

    9. Such a good book for getting an idea on the treatment of Black South Africans during apartheid. This print included an updated epilogue touching on a few topics after Mandela's release, which offered a great, albeit short, intro. to post-apartheid South Africa.

    10. Aside from finding it informative, i liked how he linked the traditions that have continued by interspersing the 19th century and 20th century events. It's dated but that lends to the sense of disbelief that South Africa didn't completely implode.

    11. Anything by Adam Hochschild is worth reading! He brings history and social commentary to life in the most compelling way. Enormously recommended.

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