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Colonization and Independence in Africa

Jo Fisher

Students explore Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and consider the changes colonialism imposed on African governments, economies, and societies. Students consider the ways Africans responded to European colonialism.

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Nigeria: History, Identity, and Change

Jo Fisher

Students explore Nigeria’s history—from the precolonial to the present—and consider the future of Africa’s most populous country.

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Freedom in Our Lifetime: South Africa’s Struggle

Jo Fisher

Students examine the history of South Africa and the development of a race-based society, the effects of apartheid, and the use of violence by some members of the anti-apartheid community.

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