History of South Africa, HIST 3820 (WI)
Dr. Kenneth Wilburn
Department of History
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, USA 27858
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Click on/select your Internet assignment below and follow instructions given in class.
Journal Internet Assignments:
- 20 January: Explore both the The Khoesan web site of David Boyce and the The San, Art and Life in Africa, University of Iowa Museum of Art. Who are the Khoesan and why are they so important to human origins?
- 3 February: Discuss the A Detailed Overview of the History of KwaZulu-Natal: From Stone Age to Hard Won Democracy, .
- 17 February: Compare and contrast the following two entries on the life of Cecil John Rhodes: Cecil John Rhodes, Bo Leroux and Cecil John Rhodes, Wikipedia.
- 24 February: Explore The African National Congress. Discuss its structure and choose a section to examine in detail.
- 3 March: Compare the Nobel Peace Prize Lectures of Albert John Luthuli (1960), Desmond Tutu (1984), and Nelson Mandela (1993).
- 17 March: Discuss Dr. Wilburn's paper, Revolution in South Africa: Albert John Luthuli, Rolihlahla Nelson Dalibunga Mandela, and the African National Congress, 27 September 1997; pay particular attention to links to primary sources.
- 24 March: We Write What We Like About Steve Biko, Dan Magaziner
- 31 March: Discuss the similarities and differences between the Freedom Charter and the Declaration of Independence.
- 7 April: Discuss the relationship between the Rhodes Trust with the The Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
- 14 April: "Thinking Africa from the Cape", Extract from Suren Pillay's Lecture, Stellenbosch University, 7 June 2011.
Extra Credit Assignments (in extensive web sites related to the Mother Continent, explore South Africa-related topics):
- "An A to Z of African Studies on the Internet," Peter Limb, Michigan State University
- African Country Home Pages, Ali B. Ali-Dinar, University of Pennsylvania
- African Studies Committee Home Page, a rich list of Africana hyperlinks, East Carolina University
- African Studies Thesaurus, African Studies Centre, University of Leiden
- African Voices, explores our African connections, National Museum of Natural History
- Africana Reviews, H-Africa, a listserv of the H-NET Humanities and Social Sciences On-Line
- Art and Life in Africa Project; African ethnic groups discussed include the San, Shona, and Zulu, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the University of Iowa
- Discussion of the Asante and the Luba and Kuba, excerpted from "Introduction: Diffusion and other Problems in the History of African States," Art and Life in Africa Project, James Giblin, Department of History, The University of Iowa
- "Issues in African History", Art and Life in Africa Project, James Giblin, Department of History, The University of Iowa
- "Key Moments in Life", Chapter in Art and Life in Africa Project, The University of Iowa
- Dlamini, Cedza; Nelson Mandela's Grandson's Home Page; emphasizing the African initiative of youth between the private and public sectors
- Geneaology of South African Royal Families and Ethnic Groups, World Statesmen Organization.
- Gordimer, Nadine:
- H-AFRICA, a listserv of the H-NET Humanities and Social Sciences On-Line
- Philip Kgosana's Recollection of the Langa March to Cape Town, March 1960, South African Democracy Education Trust
- The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, the partnership between the legacies of Nelson Mandela and Cecil Rhodes
- Revolution in South Africa, Symposium on History and the Social Studies, 26 September 1997, ECU
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First Online: 9 January 2008
Last Revised: 7 January 2015