New e-resource: Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa

Key online e-resource to support African studies, and related interdisciplinary studies: World Heritage Sites: Africa

Cambridge University now has access to Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa.

The liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime was a major political development in the 20th century. This collection focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa is a multifaceted resource for institutions supporting teaching and research in African studies, anthropology, art and art history, ethnicity and race relations, gender studies, history, international studies, language and literature, law, political science, and sociology.

This collection consists of 76 sub-collections of primary source materials focusing on colonial rule, the dispersion of exiles, and international intervention, and it comes from archives and libraries around the world, including: Periodicals, pamphlets, and local newspaper reports; Nationalist publications; Records of colonial government commissions; UN documents; Personal papers and correspondence; Out-of-print and other relevant books; Photographs; Speeches and interviews

This new digital archive has been made available through special funding provided by the University to support teaching and learning impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the unavailability of library resources on campus.

See for more information on African studies resources, the African Studies Library LibGuide.

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