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Africa's Great Civilizations Previous Broadcasts

Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (Episode #106H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 -- 10:00 AM

Gates explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the "scramble" by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.

The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (Episode #105H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 -- 10:00 AM

Gates explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th-early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

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