Colnl & Pst Colnl Afric

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

History

Course Number: 
181
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as HIST 181 [AF] and BLST 221 [A].) This is a history of Africa from the late nineteenth century to the present day. In the first half of the course, we will study the imperial scramble to colonize Africa; the broader integration of African societies into the world economy; the social, political and medical impact of imperial policies; Western popular images of Africa in the colonial period; the nationalist struggles that resulted in the independent African states; and the persistent problems faced by those post-colonial states. In the final half of the course, we will investigate three cases: Congo-Zaire and the state as a source of chaos through the Second Congo War; violence, liberation and memories of childhood in late colonial Rhodesia and postcolonial Zimbabwe; the political history of economic development programs and the advent of “resource conflicts,” particularly those involving diamonds. Three class meetings per week.

Spring semester. Professor Redding.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
HIST-181-01,BLST-221-01
Schedule #: 
HIST-181-01-1213S

Course Sections

Colnl & Pst Colnl Afric
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Sean Redding

sredding@amherst.edu

MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM

CHAP 101