HIST 4190 Decolonization and the Cold War in Africa (Fall: 3 )
After decades of organizing and protest, African colonies began to gain independence from imperial rule in the late 1950s. Newly sovereign nation-states were born into a turbulent Cold War world, which both provided unprecedented opportunities for political experimentation and posed significant threats to young Third World countries. Caught in the middle of geopolitical contests between Western and communist powers, Africans strove to navigate these complex global dynamics while forging nation-building programs and continuing to support ongoing liberation struggles. This course reflects upon this era of political upheaval and transformation, focusing on case studies from across sub-Saharan Africa.
Instructor(s): Priya Lal
Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II
Cross listed with:
Comments: Fulfills Non-Western Requirement for History Majors
Last Updated: 01-Feb-17