HIST 214: African History: 1880-Present

Focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, we begin by exploring the impact of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade on Africa and move to the establishment of—and resistance to—European colonial rule. We look at the impact of the two world wars on Africa as well as the rise in nationalism and movements for independence. In the post-colonial period, we explore Cold War politics in Africa, and address issues including the end of apartheid in South Africa. It is helpful, but not necessary, for students to have taken HIST 213. [GM2] Prof. Lee