HIST 262: Survey of African History
HIST 262-001: Survey of African History: Legacies of Colonialism and Liberation in Modern Africa
12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR
Krug Hall 242
Section Information for Fall 2018
This class explores the impact of European colonialism on Sub-Saharan Africa (1800-1970s). The course themes examine the formation and decline of African states; indigenous resistance and adaptation to white rule, including Western imperialisms; the emergence of anti-colonial nationalism; and African human rights campaigns that changed global politics. We also study how scholars interpret African history following the abolition of New World slavery and the rise of evangelical Christianity.
Course Information from the University Catalog
Focuses on the sub-Saharan region and examines evolving systems of kinship power, spirituality, and slavery. Explores the interactions between Africans and global influences from the religions of the book and colonialism to the politics of development and continuities and changes in production. HIST 261 surveys African history from the earliest times to 1800. HIST 262 surveys African history from 1800 to the present. Limited to three attempts.
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