HIS 202: Colonial and Post Colonial Africa

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HIS 202: Colonial and Post Colonial Africa

  1. 1. HIS 202: Colonial & Postcolonial Africa Chella Vaidyanathan History, Political Science, U.S. Govt. & International Docs. Librarian University of Miami Libraries
  2. 2. Examples of Relevant Subject Terms • Examples of some relevant subject terms are: Africa – Colonization Africa – History – 1884-1960 Africa – Politics and Government Africa – Politics and Government – 1945-1960 Africa – Social Conditions Africa – Economic Conditions Africa – Foreign Relations
  3. 3. Examples of Relevant Subject Terms (CONTINUED) Great Britain – Colonies – Africa – History Decolonization – Africa National Liberation Movements – Africa Nationalism – Africa – History Genocide – Rwanda – History – 20th Century Rwanda – Ethnic Relations Sudan – History – Civil War, 1983-2005 – Peace
  4. 4. Databases • You can begin your research using keywords • After you identify subject terms related to your topic, then use them to search for articles in the following databases Historical Abstracts (1450-present) JSTOR The Times Digital Archive (1785-1985) Aluka: African Digital Library Black Studies Center
  5. 5. OTHER Research rESOURCES • There other research resources that would be extremely helpful for you and they are listed below: African Studies Center: University of Pennsylvania – http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Home_Page/Countr y.html BBC: The Story of Africa – http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/feature s/storyofafrica/
  6. 6. OTHER Research rESOURCES (continued) South Africa History Online – http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/index/menu.h tm History Through Pictures – http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/hands-on- classroom/pictures.htm Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA): United Nations – http://www.un.org/africa/osaa/
  7. 7. OTHER Research rESOURCES (continued) • Internet African History Sourcebook (Fordham University) – European Imperialism – http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/africa/africasbook.html#E uropean%20Imperialism The Fight for Independence – http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/africa/africasbook.html#T he%20Fight%20for%20Independance Modern Africa – http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/africa/africasbook.html# Modern%20Africa
  8. 8. OTHER Research rESOURCES (continued) Commission for Africa (ECA): United Nations – http://www.uneca.org/ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Africa – http://www.undp.org/africa/ United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) – http://www.un.org/depts/dpko/missions/unmis/ UN News Centre: Sudan – http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=88&Bo dy=Sudan&Body1= International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda – http://69.94.11.53/default.htm United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo – http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/missions/monuc/

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