HIST 3652 African Economic Development Histories (also ASRC 3652) (GHB) (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS) (HGS)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:20-12:10
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.