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David Hilton

Khan Academy Humanities - 16 views

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    Great free resources for use by school students.
David Korfhage

African Online Digital Library - Portal Page - 11 views

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    A collection of materials about African history, including primary sources and lessons.  Different subjects, including apartheid in South Africa, and Islam in Africa
Ed Webb

Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of historic manuscripts | World news | guar... - 1 views

  • Islamist insurgents retreating from Timbuktu set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless historic manuscripts,
  • The manuscripts had survived for centuries in Timbuktu, on the remote south-west fringe of the Sahara desert. They were hidden in wooden trunks, buried in boxes under the sand and in caves. When French colonial rule ended in 1960, Timbuktu residents held preserved manuscripts in 60-80 private libraries.

    The vast majority of the texts were written in Arabic. A few were in African languages, such as Songhai, Tamashek and Bambara. There was even one in Hebrew. They covered a diverse range of topics including astronomy, poetry, music, medicine and women's rights. The oldest dated from 1204.

  • they exploded the myth that "black Africa" had only an oral history. "You just need to look at the manuscripts to realise how wrong this is."
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  • only a fraction of the manuscripts had been digitised. "They cover geography, history and religion. We had one in Turkish. We don't know what it said."
  • Mali government forces that had been guarding Timbuktu left the town in late March, as Islamist fighters advanced rapidly across the north. Fighters from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) – the group responsible for the attack on the Algerian gas facility – then swept in and seized the town, pushing out rival militia groups including secular Tuareg nationalists.
  • As well as the manuscripts, the fighters destroyed almost all of the 333 Sufi shrines dotted around Timbuktu, believing them to be idolatrous. They smashed a civic statue of a man sitting on a winged horse.
  • The rebels enforced their own brutal and arbitrary version of Islam, residents said, with offenders flogged for talking to women and other supposed crimes. The floggings took place in the square outside the 15th-century Sankoré mosque, a Unesco world heritage site.
  • They weren't religious men. They were criminals
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    Such a tragedy
Mark Pilson

CyArk - 13 views

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    CyArk is a foundation that creates a 3D digital archive of the World's Heritage Sites for preservation and education.
Nate Merrill

The Civilizations of Africa - 4 views

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    by Christopher Ehret
    focus on pre-colonial Africa
Joseph Phelan

Resources for History Teachers - 44 views

Jeremy Please do put Bob Maloy in touch with me. He can call or write jphelan@neh.gov or 202-60-6374. As far as the World History resources go, we are a working on it but will not be ready for thi...

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Suzie Nestico

Middle East protests | World news | guardian.co.uk - 1 views

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    Very cool, interactive timeline of the protests in the Middle East beginning with Tunisia in December 2010
Jamie Josephson

BBC News - Audio slideshow: Mapping Africa - 13 views

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    Audio Slideshow - Mapping Africa

    Mapping Africa is a five minute narrated overview of the changing map of Africa from the 14th Century through today. The slideshow features explanations of the features of different historical maps of Africa.
Ginger Lewman

New revelations about slaves and slave trade - CNN.com - 12 views

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    "In the 3¼ centuries between 1492 and about 1820, four enslaved Africans left the Old World for every European. During those years, Africans comprised the largest forced oceanic migration in the history of the world. Who were they? Who organized the slaving voyages? Which parts of Africa did they come from? How did they reach the Americas? And where exactly did they go?"
Deven Black

Slavery Images - 28 views

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    The approximately 1,275 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. This collection is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public - in brief, anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World.
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