Embedded or Exceptional?. Apartheid and the International Politics of Racial Discrimination

Zeithistorische Forschungen - 18.05.2016

On 2 July 1959, a major news story with international ramifications made the front page of the Jamaican newspaper The Daily Gleaner. The headline ran ›Jamaica bans South African goods‹.[1] As the story developed it remained front-page news for almost a week. Explaining the unprecedented decision to introduce trade sanctions against South Africa – unprecedented on a global scale – the Jamaican government stated that apartheid was ›revolting to the conscience of decent people throughout the world‹.[2]On 3 July 1959, the front-page headline captured the immediate international reaction to the Jamaican weiterlesen...

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