Jane Hooper, Ph.D.
- B.A., Grinnell College
- M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
HIS 100 Forging the Modern World
HIS 210 Historical Introduction to Sub-Saharan Africa
This course will examine the social, political, and economic history of sub-Saharan African societies from pre- colonial times to the twentieth century. It will emphasize themes such as the early formation of states and empires, the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the European colonization of the continent, and the struggles and successes experienced by modern African nation states. The course is designed to provide the students with a background for understanding the most important forces that have shaped Africa and continue to affect the lives of people throughout the continent.
HIS 345 Africa during the Era of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
This course examines African history during the period of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. It will provide an overview of important economic and political developments in African societies between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. It will focus on issues such as African participation in the trade and resistance from both slaves and leaders. The course will also highlight African contributions to the Americas. In addition to using a variety of data sources to make sense of the magnitude and shape of this forced migration, we will also study historical debates about the impact of the slave trade on African societies.