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History 215: Southern African History: Getting Started

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From the course catalog: "This course encompasses both the established history of the southern African region c. 1500-2004 and recent historiographical developments. As a result of this dual focus, the course highlights the production of southern African history, considering how, for whom, and why that history has been written. Topics include: the environment in history; the creation and interactions of racial groups; the mineral revolution and capitalist development; white domination, segregation, and apartheid; and political and popular resistance to these oppressive racial regimes. The course ends with the transition to majority rule, the role of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the democratic future of South Africa."

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Jessie Ball duPont Library
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Jessie Ball duPont Library, University of the South
178 Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383