History 312 (201) Southern African

Instructor(s)

Term

2

Course Level

Undergraduate

Description

The upheavals of southern Africa over the last century or so have resonated throughout the world. The nature of colonial conquest and empire building, Zulu resistance, the stunning growth of the Witwatersrand mining and industrial complex, the struggle against apartheid, the Mandela effect…all have made the history of the subcontinent key to understanding racialized exploitation and challenges to it. This course focuses on the politics of race, while also examining the many ways that “politics” can be understood.