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Africa's Great Civilizations

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Wed., March 29, 2017
4:00 pm
(120 minutes)

The Atlantic Age; Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations  

Conclusion. The impact of the Atlantic trading world, which fueled the rise of new kingdoms as well as the transatlantic slave trade, is recalled. Also: the 19th-century scramble by European powers for Africa's riches; and the defiant stand of Ethiopia.

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Wed., March 29, 2017
4:00 pm
(120 minutes)

The Atlantic Age; Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations  

Conclusion. The impact of the Atlantic trading world, which fueled the rise of new kingdoms as well as the transatlantic slave trade, is recalled. Also: the 19th-century scramble by European powers for Africa's riches; and the defiant stand of Ethiopia.