Europe and the Roots of African Underdevelopment

Europe and the Roots of African Underdevelopment

The revolutionary contribution that Walter Rodney made to the study of African history is that he identified Europe as the major force behind African underdevelopment. To what extent and for what reasons would you agree with Rodney’s argument that the roots of African underdevelopment are to be traced to Europe’s involvement in the political, economic and cultural affairs of Africa? Your response should be based on material between pages 95-146 (Chapter 4) of Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, 1982. Howard University Press: Washington D.C.

 

 

 

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I agree that Africa is underdeveloped and this can be attributed to some facts that we will look at in regards to the Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, 1982.

African just turned into a slave when he achieved a general public where he filled in as a slave. Before that, he was initially a liberated person and after that a hostage. It is satisfactory to discuss the exchange of slaves to allude to the shipment of prisoners from Africa to different parts of the reality where they were to live and fill in as the property of Europeans.

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