Minor in Black and African Diaspora Studies - The Making of Colonial Africa, c 1850 - 1930 HIST 3430   The Making of Colonial Africa, c 1850 - 1930
CREDIT HOURS: 3
European colonial rulers and business interests laid out the framework of the sub-Saharan African colonial order from about 1850 to the 1920s, seeking ways to exploit African labour and natural resources. But imperial plans were limited and sometimes frustrated by African interests, and by historical dynamics within Africa, such as the rise of new merchants and Islamic revolution. This course assesses how the realities of Africa intersected with European imperial ambitions to profoundly change African society during this early colonial period.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

CROSS-LISTING: HIST 5430.03