The Atlantic Age / Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations

Air date: Thurs., March 2, 9:00 pm


Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series, hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., brings to life the epic stories of both celebrated and little-known African kingdoms and cultures.


The Atlantic Age
Dr. Gates explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th & early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.


Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations
Dr. Gates 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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