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History of Southern Africa
HIST 230 FA
This introduction to the history of Southern Africa examines precolonial African societies, the growth of white settlement, and the struggle for dominance in the region. The second half of the course covers
segregation and apartheid and examines the ways blacks and whites, men and women, have shaped, and have been shaped by, these processes. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of religion in shaping the social and
history of the region.
Elphick and Davenport, CHRISTIANITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
Elphick and Giliomee, THE SHAPING OF SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY
Lipton, CAPITALISM AND APARTHEID
Marks and Trapido, POLITICS OF RACE, CLASS AND NATIONALISM IN
Marx, LESSONS OF STRUGGLE
Thompson, A HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA
Walker, WOMEN AND GENDER IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Three papers of medium length and a final take-home examination.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
No late papers. No incompletes. Students who wish to enter their names on the class waiting list should drop a note to the professor; they should NOT use e-mail or voice mail.
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