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Unformatted text preview: Yi-Chin Emily RyanDue: January 24, 2007Iliffe Writing AssignmentHIS 015, sec 3Cynthia BrantleyMarcus FilipelloPart INotes- The frontiersmen of mankindLiberation of africa from triumphantdisillusionmentAfricans frontiersmen who colonized an esp. hostile region of the world on behalf of the entire human raceEvolution of human specieseastern and southern Africaspread to colonize continentspread to colonize worldAfrica was underpopulated until the later 20thcenturyTherefore societies specialized to maximize numbers Agricultural systemsmobile and adaptiveIdeologies focused on fertility and defense of civilization against natureMaximize fertilitypolygynyScattered settlement and huge distance= hinder transport, limit surplus, prevent emergence of elites and formal institutions, obstructed state formationNorth Africa first to escapeSahara- isolationism until Islam and trade and links. Cut off by Black DeathPopulation catastrophe throwing NA into 5 centuries declineTropical Africa contact w/ outside made through slave trade...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course HIS 015 taught by Professor Brantley during the Winter '06 term at UC Davis.
- Winter '06