Everyday Communists in South Africa’s Liberation Struggle The Lives of Ivan and Lesley Schermbrucker

This book explores the role of social movements in the Southern African liberation struggle, through the lens of two ‘everyday communists’. Focusing on the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA), the author explores the lives of Ivan and Lesley Schermbrucker, whose contribution to the party was more...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Kirkaldy, Alan
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2022, 2022
Edition:1st ed. 2022
Series:Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Socio-Political Context: Finding Communism and Ivan and Lesley's Early Years
  • 3. Partners in Activism: Ivan and Lesley
  • 4. Tightening Repression: Increasing Involvement, Surveillance and Detention
  • 5. The Trial of Bram Fischer and Thirteen Others
  • 6. Women Picking up the Spear: Lesley's Increasing Involvement, Arrest and Trial
  • 7. Prison Life
  • 8. Aftermath