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PAPER 5
HISTORY OF AFRICA (c1500-1960s)
I. Main Issues in the Historiography of Africa.
II. Commerce and Migration, c. 1500-1900:
[a] Changing patterns of trade.
[b] The trans- Atlantic slave trade and its repercussions.
[c] Migration of capital and labour, with special reference to
southern Africa.
III. Patterns of Colonization:
[a] Informal empire in the 19th century.
[b] European imperialism and the partition of Africa.
IV. Structures of Colonial Control:
[a] The French in the Maghreb and West Africa.
[b] The British in East, West and Southern Africa.
[c] The Belgians in Congo.
V. Economic Transformations:
[a] Agriculture and forests.
[b] Mining.
VI. Emergence of New Identities:
[a] Islam, Christianity and indigenous religious.
[b] Race and class in colonial South Africa.
[c] Language, education and cultural forms.
VII. Popular Protests, Rebellions and National Liberation
Movements:
[a] Peasants.
[b] Labour.
[c] Nationalist movements in Algeria, China, Kenya, Congo, Angola
and
South Africa.
ESSENTIAL READINGS
F. Ade Ajayi (ed.), UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. VI
(1989), relevant sections only.
Ralph Austen, African Economic History.
Leslie Bethell (ed.), Cambridge History of Latin America, 10 Vols.
(198 û 95), relevant
Chapters.
A.A. Boahen (ed.), UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. VII
(1985), relevant sections only.
Michael Crowder (ed.), Cambridge History of Africa, Vol. VIII (1984)
Basil Davidson, Africa in Modern History (1978)
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