Lessons Of Struggle: South African Internal Opposition, 1960-1990

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Lessons Of Struggle: South African Internal Opposition, 1960-1990

By Anthony W. Marx
Oxford University Press, 1992
347 pp. $42.50
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This detailed study of South African opposition groups argues that revolutionary movements depend for their success on both material and ideological appeals, and that leaders who want to mobilize the oppressed must search for the most effective strategies of combining these appeals. Based on a wealth of documentary sources and interviews, the book skillfully traces evolving ideological emphases on race, nation and class in black organizations and explores the interplay of these ideas with the concurrent socioeconomic conditions shaping their development.