21H.165 A Survey of Modern African History


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Surveys the history of 19th- and 20th-century Africa. Focuses on the European conquest of Africa and the dynamics of colonial rule, especially its socioeconomic and cultural consequences. Looks at how the rising tide of African nationalism, in the form of labor strikes and guerrilla wars, ushered out colonialism. Examines the postcolonial states, focusing on the politics of development, recent civil wars in countries like Rwanda and Liberia, the AIDS epidemic, and the history of Apartheid in South Africa up to 1994.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.165 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by K. Mutongi.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-144.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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