900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
This course focuses on key figures, events, and trends in African history during the second half of the twentieth-century. It bridges the gap between colonial and post-colonial history by examining key features of British, French, and Portuguese colonialism, as well as their post-colonial legacies in politics, economics, culture, religion, and the arts. Topics include: colonial economies and labor relations, nationalist ideologies and independence movements, military regimes and one-party states, and structural adjustment and neoliberal reform.