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Major Research Paper - Literature Review By: Ang Jia Jun Apartheid In researching the existing text related to Apartheid, there must first be proper definitions of the term 'Apartheid'. Next comes the identification and analysis of works of literature that speak of Apartheid and the lives of people under the South African government. There will be a review of literature concerning Apartheid, where the validity and reliability of each reference source used to shed light on this issue will also be considered. Thesis Statement To what extent did the statement in the novel Cry the Beloved Country, "It is fear that rules the land" apply to Leonard Monteath Thompson's book, A History of South Africa and reality? Definitions of the Apartheid To be able to further understand and address the topic, there must be a specific definition of the term 'Apartheid'. In my present scope of research, the term 'Apartheid' turned into 'a drastic, systematic program of social engineering' (Thompson 2001). ...read more.


Secondly, he wrote openly about Apartheid in most of his works, resulting in numerous police investigations over fifteen years. This is in comparison to what is demonstrated in figures. Leonard Monteath Thompson's book A History of South Africa focuses very much on the happenings and history of South Africa and is more direct in discussing topics such as Apartheid. Thus this book is a valuable resource in my research and is also very useful. However, Thompson himself is a white man and how reliable can a white man's opinions be on a system that is biased towards him? In all, all three sources are certainly useful to my research in the implementation of the Apartheid and will be used in the preparation of the research paper. Existing Material on Apartheid In the implementation of the Apartheid, much propaganda was also used in the process. Therefore my research will cover a little on the propaganda involved in the implementation. Thus, my research brings me to the result that computers were actually used to support the oppression. ...read more.


[How were these facts obtained? Are they reliable and valid?] It also provides a well-written and scholarly survey on this topic. This book is reliable and thus will be utilized in my research. Another source about the Apartheid can be found on the internet by a group of students from Stanford University. Although their topic is 'Computers and the Apartheid Regime in South Africa' but they still cover a substantial amount of information on the history of Apartheid therefore only a small part of their work will be used. Conclusion The aim of this research is to investigate the reasons for the implementation of Apartheid and to find out the effects of the implementation on the whites and the blacks in South Africa. In the process of investigating the sources, I discovered that some sources were rather one-sided. I also realised that some of the present work, especially the websites, have rather incomplete information on Apartheid, thus allowing my work to further expand on. Apartheid is a discrimination system in which whites are legalised to discriminate against the blacks therefore it is important to study this system to prevent it from appearing around the globe. ...read more.

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