Women in twentieth century South African politics : the Federation of South African Women, its roots, growth and decline

dc.contributor.advisorHallett, Robinen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Colin Johnen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-01T06:53:26Z
dc.date.available2016-04-01T06:53:26Z
dc.date.issued1978en_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn the history of opposition to white supremacist rule in South Africa, the 1950's stand out as a period of intensive legal resistance by black political bodies on an unprecedented mass scale. Undoubtedly, for all its weaknesses and difficulties, the Congress Alliance, with the African National Congress its senior partner, was the major source of opposition faced by the apartheid state in this period. More than is generally realised, however, the 1950's were also a decade of mass political action by black women in South Africa, that section of the population which a 1956 pamphlet aptly described as "the most oppressed, suffering and downtrodden of our people". At the centre of this outburst lay the Federation of South African Women (FSAW), an organisation that was linked to the Congress Alliance. It is the history of this organisation that forms the subject matter of this thesis. Little historical work has been done on women in South Africa, politically or otherwise: for this reason, the scope of this study is broad and, in addition to material on the history and make-up of the FSAW itself, several chapters have been devoted to background developments to the establishment of the FSAW in 1954.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationWalker, C. J. (1978). <i>Women in twentieth century South African politics : the Federation of South African Women, its roots, growth and decline</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18478en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationWalker, Colin John. <i>"Women in twentieth century South African politics : the Federation of South African Women, its roots, growth and decline."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1978. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18478en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationWalker, C. 1978. Women in twentieth century South African politics : the Federation of South African Women, its roots, growth and decline. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Walker, Colin John AB - In the history of opposition to white supremacist rule in South Africa, the 1950's stand out as a period of intensive legal resistance by black political bodies on an unprecedented mass scale. Undoubtedly, for all its weaknesses and difficulties, the Congress Alliance, with the African National Congress its senior partner, was the major source of opposition faced by the apartheid state in this period. More than is generally realised, however, the 1950's were also a decade of mass political action by black women in South Africa, that section of the population which a 1956 pamphlet aptly described as "the most oppressed, suffering and downtrodden of our people". At the centre of this outburst lay the Federation of South African Women (FSAW), an organisation that was linked to the Congress Alliance. It is the history of this organisation that forms the subject matter of this thesis. Little historical work has been done on women in South Africa, politically or otherwise: for this reason, the scope of this study is broad and, in addition to material on the history and make-up of the FSAW itself, several chapters have been devoted to background developments to the establishment of the FSAW in 1954. DA - 1978 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1978 T1 - Women in twentieth century South African politics : the Federation of South African Women, its roots, growth and decline TI - Women in twentieth century South African politics : the Federation of South African Women, its roots, growth and decline UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18478 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/18478
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationWalker CJ. Women in twentieth century South African politics : the Federation of South African Women, its roots, growth and decline. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1978 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18478en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Historical Studiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherPolitical Studiesen_ZA
dc.subject.otherWomen - Political activity - South Africa.en_ZA
dc.subject.otherGovernment, Resistance to - South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleWomen in twentieth century South African politics : the Federation of South African Women, its roots, growth and declineen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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