Middlebury

BLST 0114

History of Modern Africa

History of Modern Africa
We begin looking at revolutions in the early 19th century and the transformations surrounding the slave trade. Next we examine the European colonization of the continent, exploring how diverse interventions into Africans' lives had complex effects on political authority, class and generational dynamics, gender relations, ethnic and cultural identities, and rural and urban livelihoods. After exploring Africans' struggles against colonial rule in day-to-day practices and mass political movements, the last few weeks cover Africa's transition to independence and the postcolonial era, including the experience of neo-colonialism, ethnic conflict, poverty, and demographic crisis. 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Black Studies
Department:
Program in Black Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS SAF SOC
Equivalent Courses:
HIST 0114 *
HIST 0226

Sections in Spring 2022

Spring 2022

BLST0114A-S22 Lecture
BLST0114X-S22 Discussion
BLST0114Y-S22 Discussion
BLST0114Z-S22 Discussion