Lessons of the 1950s

Front cover (website)

Brief History of the MWT – May 2016

Contents

Editors’ Introduction – 1984

Chapter 1 – The Victory of the Nationalist party in 1948

Chapter 2 – The Lack of a Workers’ Party

Chapter 3 – The Rise of the ANC

Chapter 4 – The Role of the Communist Party in the ANC

Chapter 5 – The Freedom Charter

Chapter 6 – The Birth of SACTU

Chapter 7 – 1957-58: The Movement in a Crucial Phase

Chapter 8 – The Politics of Congress in the late 1950s

Chapter 9 – Division Weakens the Movement

Chapter 10 – Sharpeville and its Aftermath

Chapter 11 – SACTU in the Congress Alliance

Chapter 12 – The Blind Alley of Guerillaism

Chapter 13 – Conclusion

Footnotes