Changing Attitudes of Black South Africans Toward the United States

Author: Hirschmann, David
An analysis, based on a number of in-depth interviews, of the impact the Reagan presidency had and is still having on the attitudes of black South Africans toward Americans and the United States. Researches black South African attitudes toward a broad array of international relations issues, including radicalism, violence, capitalism, and socialism, concluding that black South African attitudes toward the United States are becoming increasingly more hostile.


"An important contribution on black public opinion in South Africa. . . . offers a sophisticated analysis of, and a wealth of, information about the political attitudes of the educated, urban-based, regional leaders of the black antiapartheid movement. It is a welcome contribution that should interest not only the specialist in South Africa, but also those seeking a better understanding of the aspirations and goals of black South Africans. For upper-division undergraduates, graduates, and faculty." _ Choice