Cape liberal tradition- myth or reality?
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Cape liberal tradition- myth or reality? by Phyllis Lewsen

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Published by Institute for the Study of Man in Africa in Johannesburg .
Written in English



  • Cape of Good Hope (South Africa),
  • South Africa,
  • Cape of Good Hope.


  • Indigenous peoples -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope.,
  • Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Race relations.,
  • Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Politics and government.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesISMA paper no. 26
LC ClassificationsDT834 .L48
The Physical Object
Pagination18, [2] p.
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5012498M
LC Control Number76588305

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