From Protest to Challenge: A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882–-1964: Vol. 1: Protest and Hope, 1882–1934

Saturday, January 1, 1972

This remarkable collection of material is as relevant today as when it was first published; graphically demonstrating the native African's struggle for peace, freedom, and equality in his native land. The Treason Trial, held from 1956 to 1961, the Mandela Trial of 1962, and the Rivonia Trial of 1963—1964 give depth and scope to the contemporary events in South Africa. Important events like the trials clearly illustrate the relevance of the South Africa's late nineteenth and early twentieth-century history to the existing political situation in that country today.

"The four volumes which comprise From Protest to Challenge are among the most indispensable resources now available to historians of South Africa." - Leonard Thompson, Yale University in ASA Review of Books 

"… a feat of such distinction that it is hard to call to mind a single parallel or precedent." - The Times Literary Supplement 

"… a magnificent job of research and editing and the book is a mine for the student of history and all who seek to understand this country." - New Nation 

[The volumes are largely based on the] "Hoover Institution's collection of the materials which the struggle for African liberation has spawned so generously and widely regarded as being the most comprehensive collection in the world." - The African Communist 

"…this publication is of major importance in the study of South African politics." - The American Political Scientist Review

Copyright 1972.