Colonialism and Nationalism in Africa

HISTORY 112C

Spring 2017
Section: 
001
Instructor: 
Location: 
12 Haviland
Day & Time: 
TuTh 9:30-11
Class Number: 
32101
Units: 
4

The conquest and colonization of the bulk of Africa started in the last decades of the nineteenth century. This course will examine the process and impact of European colonization of Africans As well as examining the diverse ways Africans negotiated the colonial encounter, the course will also focus on nationalist movements, decolonization, and the attainment of independence. Rather than dwell on the minutiae of the period, the course will focus on broad themes and case studies to explore: colonial conquest and practices of administration; African responses to the imposition of colonial rule; colonial economies; labor migration; women and the colonial state; social change; urbanization, leisure, and social mobility; Africans and the Two World Wars; post-1945 politics and nationalism; case studies of guerrilla liberation movements; women in liberation movements; the colonial legacy. Documentaries will be shown in class.