Fall 2023 History UN2757 section 001

African Economic History (1500-present)

African Economic History

Call Number 15977
Day & Time
TR 10:10am-11:25am
420 Pupin Laboratories
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Thomas B Zuber
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

By engaging with histories of development, quantitative economic history, and history of labor, this course provides an overview of the methodologies and questions pertaining to the economic history of African contexts from the 16th to the 21st century. Students will gain skills in archival analysis and data analysis of historical sources in order to understand how economic stratification and accumulation functioned in African states and societies from the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, through European conquest and colonialism, to the new imperatives of independence. Themes of the class will include a critical evaluation of slavery, conquest and capital, colonial violence, development and inequality in African contexts.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 8 students (30 max) as of 6:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Subject History
Number UN2757
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Discussion HIST UN2758 REQUIRED
Section key 20233HIST2757W001