‘Segregation has fallen on evil days’: Smuts' South Africa, global war, and transnational politics, 1939–46

  title={‘Segregation has fallen on evil days’: Smuts' South Africa, global war, and transnational politics, 1939–46},
  author={Jonathan Hyslop},
  journal={Journal of Global History},
  • J. Hyslop
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • History
  • Journal of Global History
South African state policy in the 1940s moved in significantly new political directions that were not simply the prelude to apartheid. This shift, under the leadership of Jan Smuts, towards a welfarist management of black urbanization, can only be understood by focusing on transnational dimensions of the period that have been neglected by historians of South Africa. The reorganization of the state was made possible as a consequence of the business of fighting a global war. South African policy… 
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