Into the Tropics

Unlike the primarily east-to-west conquest of the Americas, European incursions into sub-Saharan Africa proceeded south-to-north-an approach, climatically speaking, that did not favor the invaders. Cattle and crops failed to thrive, and indigenous diseases decimated the newcomers, yet still that vas...

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., National Geographic Television & Film.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2004.
Series: Guns, germs, and steel (New York, N.Y.)
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 03, 2010.
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Summary: Unlike the primarily east-to-west conquest of the Americas, European incursions into sub-Saharan Africa proceeded south-to-north-an approach, climatically speaking, that did not favor the invaders. Cattle and crops failed to thrive, and indigenous diseases decimated the newcomers, yet still that vast region was subdued. How? This program tells a story of colonization and exploitation that shows how Europeans imposed their civilization on the tropics, to the lasting detriment of Africans. Also, the video considers the role the forces of technology and environment play in the world today.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 03, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 11 & up.
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