o Four different territories for the whites:
Both British and Dutch
Orange free state
o Tries to incorporate themselves into African society, a
way to separate themselves from the cape soc
Adapted a hunting and gathering lifestyle.
Just meet their needs
15 hours of work a week
On the moveable to pack up and go
1600s lived in the greenbelt.
Bushman: European name for the San.
Tension towards th
o Christian ruler of Ethiopia (believed by the Portuguese).
In the western Indian Ocean the monsoon winds blow towards east Africa between
November and March and toward India and the Persian Gulf between April and October.
o This sea
o Ethiopia under the Solomonid dynasty (1270-1550)
The Solomonid kings justified their seizure of power by claiming descent
through the rulers of ancient Aksum to the traditional union of biblical
King Solomon and the queen of Sheba.
Terms to know
"Scramble for Africa"
o After the Berlin Conference
Nigeria was the most important for the british (25% of the population).
Carving up of Africa.
o A drug used to treat Malaria.
o A disease spread by mosquitos.
Matrilineality vs. Patrilineality
o Matrilineal society: social status is from the mothers side.
In a matrilineal society the father has no ties to his children, no
The uncles have control over the children.
The only solution is to take on a
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HIS 242: Anthony
Political Differences Change the Blame
What is genocide? Until 1947 there was no term to define the mass killings of a group of people.
After the Nazis attempt to eliminate the Jews in WWI the United Nation
POSSIBLE ESSAY INGREDIENTS: Be able to respond to each question. Be prepared to think
synthetically and find connections between the ideas contained in different questions.
1. As you review your notes from lecture, think like a historical materialist and
Things to think about
1. Be able to recognize connections between European ideas about racial hierarchies and colonial
regimes in Africa.
2. Be able to explain how taxation fits into the colonial project. Why was taxation an important tool
NAMES/PLACES/EVENTS TO KNOW: In order to respond effectively to essay
questions, be familiar with the following people, places, and events. Be able to locate
each in time and space.
Bantu (language family)
o No political coherence.
o The Bantu language di