Bureaucrats of Liberation
Title
Bureaucrats of Liberation
Subtitle
Southern African and American Lawyers and Clients During the Apartheid Era
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9789087283452
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342
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English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Abbreviations
Notes on Terminology
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part One: 1960s and Precedents
Chapter One: Two Regions, (Nearly) One Legal Tradition
Chapter Two: Settings
Chapter Three: Beginning(s) of the Project
Part Two: 1970s
Chapter Four: Cause Lawyering and Litigation in the 1970s

Chapter Five: Black Consciousness in South Africa and the US
Chapter Six: Supportive Projects: Black Women Against Apartheid
Part Three: 1980s
Chapter Seven: Prosecuting Frenzies and Deaths in the 1980s
Chapter Eight: US Activism and the Free South Africa Movement
Chapter Nine: Namibia, Sanctions and Apartheid’s Death Grip
Part Four: 1990s and Antecedents
Chapter Ten: Transitions During the 1990s
Epilogue
Appendix A: Southern Africa Project-Funded Trials
Appendix B: Southern Africa Project Correspondent Attorneys
Notes
References
Index

M.A. Houser

Bureaucrats of Liberation

Southern African and American Lawyers and Clients During the Apartheid Era

"Bureaucrats of Liberation narrates the history of the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a civil rights organization founded in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy. Between 1963 and 1994, the Southern Africa Project connected lawyers from Namibia, South Africa, and the United States. Within the Project’s network, activist lawyers exchanged funding resources, provided logistical support for political trials, and mediated new voting and governmental systems. The Project’s history provides a lens into twentieth century geopolitics tied to anti-apartheid, decolonization, Cold War, and movements agitating against white supremacy. In doing so, it pays careful attention to the Project’s different eras, beginning with US Executive Branch officials helming the effort and evolving into a space where more activist-oriented attorneys on both sides of the Atlantic drove its mission and politics. "
Author

M.A. Houser

Myra Ann Houser is assistant professor of history and coordinator of the BA in Social Justice Studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. She has published in Atlantic Studies, Critical Arts, History in Africa, and Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, as well as within edited volumes.