High School History Recap

#10 The Causes of the Mfecane with Emma Theron

March 04, 2021 William H Palk and Emma Theron Season 3 Episode 10
High School History Recap
#10 The Causes of the Mfecane with Emma Theron
Show Notes

William is joined by one of his Grade 11 students, Emma Theron, to discuss the causes of the Mfecane. This is a period of intense transformation amongst the African tribes in southern Africa. The Mfecane is dated to between 1750 and the 1830s and saw the rise of famous kingdoms like that of Shaka's Zulu kingdom. We look at the internal, environmental and external factors that played a role in bringing about the dramatic events of this turbulent time. Join us and find out more about the Madlatule famine, Shaka's amabutho and the beef and slave trade at Delagoa Bay. Emma also reads the discursive essay she wrote on the topic. If you've liked this episode, please let us know at [email protected] Alternatively, find us on twitter @WilliamHPalk or @C_duPlessis.

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