A Culture of Violence? Violence and Conflict in South African History, 1880-present: Sources (HIH3031)
Violent conflict has been at the centre of modern South African history. The colonial state and apartheid regime both employed extensive violence against South Africa’s non-white populations. Over time, the toxic combination of structural violence, in the form of material deprivation and poverty, and physical violence, perpetrated by the police and security forces, encouraged counter-violence against the state and within the family, home, and community. This module introduces you to the sources documenting these various forms of violence, and to the various methodological approaches used by South African historians.