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6-26-07 notes - If you assign the job of passing along...

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South Africa had 3 capitals prior to 1994. They have since been consolidated. They reflected the contradictions in the Apartheid system. Botswana had one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in Africa, Swaziland has now passed Botswana in HIV/AIDS infectees. Polygamy is legal and accepted in Swaziland. The European influence in Africa was confined to the coastal areas for a long period of time.
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Unformatted text preview: If you assign the job of passing along history orally, the stories are going to change over time. This is a problem with taking oral history for fact as it relates to African history. So now, historians compare oral history, archaeology, and linguistics to see where they support each other and where they contradict each other....
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