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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

HI 349 - A History of South Africa


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Similar to the United States, modern-day South Africa is a plural society with deeply ingrained racial, ethnic, and economic fissures. Adopting multi-racial and multi-ethnic perspectives of history, this course explores the contexts that produced these fissures, including the interactions between Khoesan and Bantuspeaking Africans; the arrival of European settlers and their practices of social domination; the mineral revolution and the wars of imperial conquest; the formation of mission-educated Africans and their protest movements against racial discrimination; the rise of apartheid, anti-apartheid activism, and the effects of democratization and reconciliation since the 1990s. Region: Africa/Asia/Latin America.