Sample History Research Paper on Nelson Mandela and the End of Apartheid

Nelson Mandela and the End of Apartheid

            My course paper will be about Nelson Mandela. My main focus will be on the obstacles he faced during his time as an African leader. The paper will also focus on the key changes he made in his country, South Africa including apartheid. I will have at least four potential sources of which two will be primary.

Mandela, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1995. Print. This is a useful book I consider to be a great primary source by the fact that it was written by Nelson Mandela himself about his life. This book provides many events, beliefs and ideas that occurred to him and around him. It is accurate since it offers more details on his political leadership and insight into his life as a president and a leader among the blacks as well as the obstacles he faced.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla. “I Am Prepared to Die Speech.” Nelson Mandela.org. Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, n.d. Web. 23 June 2015. <http://db.nelsonmandela.org/speeches/pub_view.asp?pg=item&ItemID=NMS016&txtstr=i am prepared to die>.  This also falls in the category of primary sources since it is Nelson Mandela’s personal speech done just before his incarceration. It gives the various changes that he brought to his country.

Sonneborn, Liz. The End of Apartheid in South Africa. NY: Infobase Publishing, 2010. Print. This is a valuable secondary source for this research since it offers a clear history of the apartheid and its origin. Sonnerborn’s book provides the reader with information on the impact of several events on South Africa.

Boehmer, Elleke. Nelson Mandela. NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc, 2010. Print. Boehmer’s book provides deep insight into the life of Nelson Mandela, his participation in historic progress in South Africa as well as his struggle against racism and his fight for democracy (Boehmer 64).

Works Cited

Boehmer, Elleke. Nelson Mandela. NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc, 2010. Print.