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Crais, Clifton C.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 95 publications in 3 languages and 5,050 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DT1787, 968
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Most widely held works about Clifton C Crais
 
Most widely held works by Clifton C Crais
White supremacy and Black resistance in pre-industrial South Africa : the making of the colonial order in the Eastern Cape, 1770-1865 by Clifton C Crais( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus : a ghost story and a biography by Clifton Crais( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on research and interviews that span three continents, this book tells the entwined histories of an illusive life and a famous icon. In doing so, the book raises questions about the possibilities and limits of biography for understanding those who live between and among different cultures." "In reconstructing Sara Baartman's life, the book traverses the South African frontier and its genocidal violence, cosmopolitan Cape Town, the ending of the slave trade, the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, London and Parisian high society, and the rise of racial science. The authors discuss the ramifications of discovering that when Baartman went to London, she was older than originally assumed, and they explore the enduring impact of the Hottentot Venus on ideas about women, race, and sexuality. The book concludes with the politics involved in returning Baartman's remains to her home country, and connects Baartman's story to her descendants in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Africa."--Jacket
Poverty, war, and violence in South Africa by Clifton C Crais( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poverty and violence are issues of global importance. In Poverty, War, and Violence in South Africa, Clifton Crais explores the relationship between colonial conquest and the making of South Africa's rural poor. Based on a wealth of archival sources, this detailed history changes our understanding of the origins of the gut-wrenching poverty that characterizes rural areas today. Crais shifts attention away from general models of economic change and focuses on the enduring implications of violence in shaping South Africa's past and present. Crais details the devastation wrought by European forces and their African auxiliaries. Their violence led to wanton bloodshed, large-scale destruction of property, and famine. Crais explores how the survivors struggled to remake their lives, including the adoption of new crops, and the world of inequality and vulnerability colonial violence bequeathed. He concludes with a discussion of contemporary challenges and the threats to democracy in South Africa. Written for general readers and specialists alike, this book overturns conventional wisdom and offers new ways of understanding violence and poverty in the modern world"--Provided by publisher
The South Africa reader : history, culture, politics by Clifton Crais( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over eighty texts explore the history, culture, and politics of South Africa providing perspective on the country's diverse people
The politics of evil : magic, state power, and the political imagination in South Africa by Clifton C Crais( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of Evil provides a new interpretation of modern South African history, and a fresh approach to the study of power, culture and resistance in the modern world. Encompassing all of South Africa's history in his analysis, Clifton Crais examines the formation of an authoritarian political order and the complex ways people understood and resisted the colonial state. He explores state formation as a cultural and political process and as a moral problem, and he looks at indigenous concepts of power, authority and evil: how they shaped cross-cultural encounters and the making of a colonial order. He reveals how victims of apartheid understood the triumph of this evil in their lives as they elaborated rich, sometimes violent visions of a world free of colonial oppression and white supremacy. Crais ends with the contemporary political transition, the challenges to creating a durable democracy, and the persistence of evil in South Africa
Breaking the chains : slavery and its legacy in the nineteenth-century Cape Colony( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of power in Southern Africa : essays on state formation and the political imagination( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the colonial order : white supremacy and Black resistance in the Eastern Cape, 1770-1865 by Clifton C Crais( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the colonial order in the Eastern Cape, 1770-1865 : white supremacy and Black resistance in pre-industrial South Africa by Clifton C Crais( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History lessons : a memoir of madness, memory, and the brain by Clifton C Crais( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Louisiana to a soon-to-be absent father and an alcoholic mother, Clifton Crais spent his childhood perched beside his mother on a bar stool, living with relatives too old or infirmed to care for him. Growing up this way would leave even the strongest child with painful memories, but an even more unfortunate fate befell Crais: to this day he can't remember any of it. In an effort to restore his lost childhood, Crais brings the tools of his formal training as a historian to bear on himself and his family. Blending memoir, scientific research, and historical deduction, History lessons is an evocative exploration of how the past-- or lack of one-- shapes who we are."--Back cover
Beasts of prey : capitalism and resistance in the Eastern Cape, 1828-1849 by Clifton C Crais( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity's magic : paper, bureaucracy, and the culture of resistance in rural South Africa, 1900-1960 by Clifton C Crais( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representation and the politics of identity in South Africa: an Eastern Cape example by Clifton C Crais( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Breaking the chains : slavery and its legacy in 19th century South Africa( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

White Supremacy and Black Resistance in Pre-industrial South Africa: The Making of the Colonial Order in the Eastern Cape, 1770-1865 (African studies series ; 72) by Clifton C Crais( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

wraak/de laatste detective by quinlan( Book )

in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sheng si 2 fen zhong by Crais( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

White supremacy and Black resistance in pre-industrial South Africa : the making of the colonial order in the Eastern Cape by Clifton C Crais( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Luo shan ji an hun qu by lei si Ke( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ben shu jiang shu le si jia zhen tan pai ke de nü you ka lun zao ren qiang sha, ka lun de fu qin yao qiu pai ke he ta de da dang ke mi ye can yu diao cha. pai ke bei zhi ren wei xiong shou, jin le jian yu. shen xian ling yu de pai ke ji yu xi shua zui ming, bu gu yi qie yue yu tao pao. pai ke yu ke mi hui he hou, tong guo bu xie nu li, zhong yu fa xian le xiong shou de zong ying. ke shui ye mei you liao dao, lian sha shu ren de chu shou jing shi ta men fei chang shu xi de ren.
Meanings of freedom : social position and identity among ex-slaves and their descendants in Cape Town, 1875-1910 by Vivian Bickford-Smith( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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White supremacy and Black resistance in pre-industrial South Africa : the making of the colonial order in the Eastern Cape, 1770-1865
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Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus : a ghost story and a biographyPoverty, war, and violence in South AfricaThe politics of evil : magic, state power, and the political imagination in South AfricaThe culture of power in Southern Africa : essays on state formation and the political imaginationThe making of the colonial order : white supremacy and Black resistance in the Eastern Cape, 1770-1865
Alternative Names
Clifton Crais Amerikaans historicus

Clifton Crais historian

Crais Clifton

Crais, Clifton 1960-

Languages
English (88)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (1)