History of Modern Africa
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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.
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BLST 0114

All Sections in Spring 2020

Spring 2020

BLST0114A-S20 Lecture (Tropp)
BLST0114X-S20 Discussion (Tropp)
BLST0114Y-S20 Discussion (Tropp)
BLST0114Z-S20 Discussion (Tropp)