Nelson Mandela: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works (Hardcover)
Nelson Mandela: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works covers the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who was a freedom fighter, a political prisoner, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the first president of a democratic South Africa. This book guides readers in understanding the background to Mandela's life and the context of his political career, and it emphasizes the perspectives and philosophies that formed Mandela as he grew up in the world of segregationist and apartheid South Africa. -Includes a detailed chronology of Mandela's life, family, and work. -The A to Z section includes the major events, places, and people in Mandela's life. -The bibliography includes a list of publications concerning his life and work. -The index thoroughly cross-references the chronological and encyclopedic entries.
Aran S. MacKinnon is Professor of African History, and Chair of the Department of History and Geography at Georgia College. He is the author of The Making of South Africa. Culture and Politics, (2012) co-editor with Elaine MacKinnon of Places of Encounter, Time, Place and Connectivity in World History, Volumes 1 and 2 (2012) and co-author of An Introduction to Global Studies (2010) as well as numerous articles on South African history in various scholarly journals