Minor in Security Studies - Wars and Revolutions in Nineteenth-Century Africa HIST 3470   Wars and Revolutions in Nineteenth-Century Africa
Africa in the nineteenth century was profoundly reshaped by a complex set of events. Muhammed Ali undertook to modernize Egypt. New Islamic states founded in the west developed plantation economies of unrivaled size. On the Atlantic coast, merchant princes made their fortunes supplying tropical goods for Europe's Industrial Revolution. In Central Africa the search for slaves and ivory both wreaked havoc and stimulated new states. In the south, the rise of Zulu power generated waves of conquest and consolidation. This course assesses the extent to which Africa was reshaped in the revolutionary century before colonial partition.
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