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Africa: Imperialism and Colonialism
These sites contain information on colonial Africa. There are maps, photographs, and other primary source documents, as well as essays and interviews with contemporary authors and experts. Students can explore the historical background for literary works dealing with this setting, such as “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad. Included are eThemes resources on South Africa, Rwanda, the African Continent, and the slave trade.
This resource explores the colonization of Africa; specifically including the following topics: Introduction, The Scramble for Africa, The African Resistance, A Period of Change, Colonial Domination: Indirect Rule, and Colonial Domination: Assimilation.
This site examines the history of Portuguese exploration in Western Africa and the roots of the European slave trade. Click on the links to see contemporary illustrations and read further details, or browse the Resource Bank to see historical documents or read interview excerpts with modern experts.
On this site students can learn about the lasting effects of colonialism on Africa. Read the articles to learn about French and British colonial styles or view case studies of how several different African nations achieved independence. Includes audio clips.
Find out about the historical past and present of South Africa. Learn how Great Britain established and developed colonies on the continent. Discover what relationships were established among Boers, British, Afrikaners and native tribes. Find out about gold and diamond mines, wars, apartheid, and riots in the country. Learn biographies of Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, P.W. Botha, and Cecil Rhodes. Includes photographs, video, and audio files. There are links to eThemes Resources on the African continent and history and culture of Africa.
These sites are about the country of Rwanda, with special attention paid to the civil war and 1994 genocide of the Tutsi population. Here you will find interviews with individuals who were involved with the events, audio and video files, and primary source documents. There are also general facts about the country and current news. Included are eThemes resources about Africa, and an eThemes resource on the Holocaust.
These sites are about the history and culture of early Africa. Learn about the different tribes and their lifestyles. Includes timelines, maps, activities, and photographs, plus eThemes Resources on Adinkra Cloths of Africa and East African Culture and Language.
These sites provide information on the slave trade that involved the United States and Africa. See maps of the sailing routes and read first-hand accounts of slave life. Take part in a simulated slave auction. There are links to eThemes Resources on slavery during the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Underground Railroad.