HIST 3652 African Economic Development Histories

October 23, 2020

HIST 3652 African Economic Development Histories (also ASRC 3652) (HNU) (HGS) (GHB) (HA-AS)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:11:20-12:10 (online)

Professor Sandra Greene

What impact did Africa’s involvement in the slave trade and its colonization by Europe have on its long term economic health? What role have post-independence political decisions made within Africa and by multi-national economic actors (the World Bank and the IMF, for example) had on altering the trajectory of Africa’s economic history? Does China’s recent heavy investment in Africa portend a movement away from or a continuation of Africa’s economic underdevelopment?  These questions and others will be addressed in this course.

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