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age of explorers

The Age of Explorers – History of Africa Part 7

Before the age of imperialism and the great scramble for Africa, adventurous men of questionable character had to open the gates of the continent to Europeans. This is the story of the age of...
Atlantic Slave Trade

Atlantic Slave Trade – History of Africa Part 6

We began this section in this History of Africa podcast series with the door of no return in Ghana. In this final section of the podcast series that looks at the topic of slavery...
East African Slave Trade

East African Slave Trade – History of Africa Part 5

In our last episode, we looked at the widespread systems of slavery that existed in Africa before the Europeans and the Arabs arrived. In this episode, we look at the East African Slave Trade....
slavery in africa

Slavery in Africa – History of Africa Part 4

No study on the History of Africa is complete without a look at the role of slavery in Africa. When most of us think of slavery we think of plantations in the southern US,...
history of liberia

History of Liberia – History of Africa Podcast Series Bonus Episode

Frequently in the research on the history of Africa, I came across a claim that Liberia and Ethiopia were the only African nations that never became colonized. That claim is false. Liberia was colonized...
history of Sierra Leone

History of Sierra Leone – History of Africa Podcast Series Bonus Episode

The history of Sierra Leone is a story that started off with surging hopes and ideals for freedom and human dignity. These early hopes plunged to depths of despair upon the discovery of diamonds...
churches and the pandemic

Weekly Pandemic Update

A succinct summation of the good, the bad, and the ugly in the global pandemic news this week. This brief pandemic update is featured every week at the End of History. Click on the...
religion in Africa

Africa Gets Religion – History of Africa Part 3

In part 3 of our podcast series on the History of Africa, we look at the arrivals of Christianity and Islam in Africa. Today, the pictures of Christianity and Islam in Africa are often...
History of Africa Podcast SeriesĀ 

History of Africa Podcast Series

This is a fun one! For years I wanted to learn more about the History of Africa and simply could not find the right podcast series. So this is the one I wanted. It's...
weekly pandemic update

Weekly Pandemic Update

Weekly Pandemic Update   A succinct summation of the good, the bad, and the ugly in the global pandemic news this week. This brief pandemic update is featured every week at the End of History. Click...