Course: HIST 436. Africa, Africans, and the World Since the Slave Trade (3)
Most of Africa was controlled by Africans until the Scramble for Africa. Explore how Africans confronted European imperialism and how the ensuing struggle reshaped the continent. Understand how Africans responded to this challenge, as Ethiopians and Liberians, for example, maintained their independence and by contrast the Congolese and South Africans confronted economic exploitation and settler colonialism. Investigate the political systems that emerged at the end of the colonial period, the challenges and crises that independent countries have faced, and the place of Africa in today’s world.