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Title:Generational conflict and African nationalism in South Africa: The African National Congress, 1949-1959
Author:Feit, EdwardISNI
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:African National Congress (South Africa)
generation conflicts
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/217513
Abstract:The clashes in South Africa between the Youth League and the conservative leadership of the African National Congress in 1948 and 1949 and between the African National Congress and the Pan-Africanists in 1958 and 1959 are examples of a conflict in which youth, reacting against the political failures of their immediate elders, take up the tactics of the more distant past. Unknowingly traditional thinkers, they challenge an apathetic authority with seemingly new and exciting alternatives, only to fail in their turn. Notes.