National Archives of Singapore
Paperback: 132 pages
Journey Into Nationhood
Into Nationhood is a dramatic account of our story, from its earliest
known history to the episodes that led to the proclamation of independence.Written
in the present tense, it brings the reader back to the past, allowing
him to face the choices and witness the drama of the events that
shaped the course of our history.
The factors that shaped our past are still with
us today. Knowing this, being aware of the influence of geography,
is a beginning. Beyond that, there is a need to use that knowledge
to cultivate sensitivity to each other and to avoid repeating
past mistakes. A small country, any country, that contemplates
its next step must consider its last. This highly readable text,
accompanied by more than a hundred memorable images and a time
line which pegs key incidents, makes this a most accessible book.
It is recommended to all Singaporeans who want to know about their
shared past; who wish to understand the themes and forces which
brought us to nationhood, and who seek a better perspective of
some of the issues facing us today.