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When to Buy: A History of Africa

From the mid-18th century, Africa was a thriving continent.

The continent was teeming with gold, cotton, and sugar and had abundant supplies of grain.

The colonial powers saw Africa as a strategic place to secure their trade routes, and in 1803 the United States established a new military base in Cape Town, South Africa.

But the continent wasn’t always a paradise.

Here’s what you need to know about the history of Africa and the world it still lives in.

Africa: The Past, Present, and Future of Africa By: Elizabeth Wysocki, National Geographic cover Illustration: Adam Boulton-Baum, National Press Club

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