Explore the dynamism of 19th century Africa and the "scramble” for its riches.

Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations | Hour Six Africa's Great Civilizations

Premiered March 01, 2017
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Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations | Hour Six

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the dynamism of 19th century Africa, the “Scramble” by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.

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Africa's Great Civilizations

In his 6-hour series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself.

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