Thinking about week 3

Thanks for your comments on Amandla! and your specific questions (I’ve posted replies to those–but they’re not showing up on the site. Hope to have that fixed soon.)

In today’s class (Tuesday) we will discuss:

  • Perceptions and portrayals of Mandela’s role in the ANC & the Defiance Campaign
  • The role of music in the struggle
  • The ANC’s relationship with other organizations, including organized labor and the Communist Party
  • Gender roles and family relationships

Class will conclude with a quick preview of what’s coming next

PLEASE NOTE: I’ve adjusted the reading for week 4–dropping one of the chapters. I want to slow down and have more discussion, and so will skip the comparison I had planned. I will still post the chapter of Van Onselen’s The Seed is Mine, for those of you who are interested.

First Class Meeting on Tuesday

The first class meeting of History 134d/Women’s Studies 171 is on Tuesday, April 3.

The class meets in Humanities Hall 143. There is no reading for the first class, but please bring Clark & Worger, South Africa : the Rise and Fall of Apartheid, (abbreviated throughout the course materials as C&W) to class with you.

The course outline, assignments, and requirements are all available for you to look over.
Much of the reading for this class will be provided to you as pdfs–linked from the course outline. Please check your UCI email for a message that will contain a username and password to access the readings.

Remember to check this site regularly for discussion questions, paper prompts, and other information relevant to the course.

We look forward to seeing you in class on Tuesday.

~ Laura Mitchell and Dan McClure


Welcome to the website for the new course
Stories of Struggle: Life Histories in Apartheid-Era South Africa.

This course is being offered in Spring 2012 as
History 134d  &
Women’s Studies 171

The class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2 to 3:20 pm in HH 143.

This site is currently under development. New features and content will come on line in stages over the next two weeks. The site will be fully functional by April 1 (no foolin’).

If you have questions about the course, please contact me:

~Laura Mitchell