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History 137B: Africa 1800 to Present

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Time period: 19th century  |   20th century
People:  Africans | Blacks
Exploration: Description and travel  |  Discovery and exploration


Africa Africa, East Africa, North
Africa, Southern Africa, West Atlantic Ocean Region
North Atlantic Region Colonies Modern-day names of African countries
and their European colonisers,
e.g. 'Ghana', 'Angola', 'Great Britain', 'Portugal'


Political forces

Imperialism Apartheid Autonomy and
independence movements
Socialism Communism Genocide
Civil war Ethnic conflict  

First-hand accounts

Diaries Personal narratives
Letters Sources


Slave insurrections Slavery
Slave labor Slaves
Slave trade  

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