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The state vs. Nelson Mandela : the trial that changed South Africa

Author: Joel Joffe
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On 11 July 1963, police raided Liliesleaf Farm at Rivonia near Johannesburg, arresting alleged members of the high command of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). Together with the already imprisoned Nelson Mandela, they were put on trial and charged with conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government by violent revolution. Their expected punishment was death." "In this book, their defense  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Joffe, Joel.
State vs. Nelson Mandela.
Oxford : Oneworld, 2007
(OCoLC)608558629
Named Person: Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson / 1918- / Trials litigation etc Mandela
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Joffe
ISBN: 9781851685004 1851685006 9781851686384 185168638X
OCLC Number: 80332689
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 288 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Arrests at Rivonia --
Escape, the accused and the defence team --
Quashing the indictment --
The trial begins --
The case for the prosecution --
Unreliable prosecution witnesses --
The defence --
Final speeches and verdict.
Responsibility: Joel Joffe.

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In The State vs. Nelson Mandela, Joel Joffe, the Instructing Attorney of the defendants at the time, gives a blow-by-blow account of the most important trial in South Africa's history.  Read more...
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`Everyone interested in Nelson Mandela's life and South Africa's transition to democracy should read this book.' -- Arthur Chaskalson - Chief Justice of South Africa, 2001-2005 'Joffe devotes Read more...

 
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