Historical African Revolutions Modern History Questions Help

Directions

  1. Read: Ndabaningi Sithole’s “Imperialism’s Benefits by an Anti-imperialist African;” Kwame Nkrumah’s “I Speak of Freedom;” and, the All-African People’s Conference’s “Resolution on Imperialism and Colonialism.”
  2. Answer the following questions completely, thoughtfully, and to the best of your ability. Ignore the questions in the document by N. Sithole. It is from a textbook.
  3. All answers need to be in the form of complete sentences in formal written English.
  4. Please proofread your writing.

Readings are attached

Tips

  1. Find similarities in the documents: topics, groups of people, terminology.
  2. Think about the differences between them. What potentially explains those differences? The author himself? The time period? The type of document?
  3. Look up words you do not understand. You are not limited to the document in terms of your analysis. You are absolutely NOT requiredto do any additional research, but you also do not have to pretend this is the only source of information available to you.

Questions to answer:

  1. How might Ndabaningi Sithole’s understanding of slavery shape his definition of African nationalism? Provide quotations from the texts and explain what those quotations mean.
  2. Is imperialism in Africa a positive or negative force in the creation of nationalisms across the continent? Provide quotations from the texts and explain what those quotations mean.
  3. How do each of the authors define development? What are the similarities and differences? How is the issue of development related to nation-building? Provide quotations from the texts and explain what those quotations mean.
  4. Given the issues raised in these documents, would you characterize African nationalism as revolutionary? Why or why not? Provide textual evidence to support your position.