Human Legacy Course/African Kingdoms (100 - 1500)

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The early peoples of Africa adapted to many different environments and created a variety of societies. As these societies grew, different forms of government arose to lead them. In time, great trading kingdoms and empires developed in West and East Africa. In addition to trade, strong rulers and religion shaped the accomplishments, characteristics, and culture of African kingdoms and empires.

Economics has played a major role throughout the history of Africa. This week, you will learn how the trade of valuable goods and the control of trade contributed to the economic development and wealth of early African kingdoms and empires.

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