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TELOS - African History Since 1485   NEW!

In 1485 the Portuguese arrived from across the Atlantic, opening Africa to Europe as never before. Starting with that event, each week we will focus on a topic of historical importance, as follows: 1) trade, 2) colonial rule, 3) independence, 4) development strategies, 5) ethnicity, 6) the arts, and 7) Africans in diaspora. There will be a reading or internet video assigned each week, to facilitate discussion of the cultural and moral dimensions of these topics.

Ellen Z. Berg lived in Lagos, Nigeria in 1970-72; the fast-paced social change she saw there prompted her to become a sociologist.


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