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30556 History of Africa: 1500-1800  

This course examines the history of sub-Saharan Africa from the Portuguese invasion to the beginnings of European occupation. Two of the major issues examined will be the trade in enslaved humans and the West African jihads from the late 1700s to 1800. Readings, lectures, and discussions will be used in about equal proportions.

Course Materials

Syllabus

1. Introduction

2. Ethiopia History 500 BP to 200 BP

3. History of the Great Lakes Region of Africa

4. Luba, Lunda, and Kongo

5. Southern Polities 1

6. West African Jihads

7. Atlantic Slave Trades and coastal kingdoms

 

 

 

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