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William Worger


PROFESSOR


Contact Information

Email    WORGER@HISTORY.UCLA.EDU
Office  7242 Bunche Hall
Phone  805-709-1215

William H. Worger specializes in the social and economic history of southern Africa. A New Zealander by birth, his first research project was a study of Te Puea Herangi, a Maori woman who led a cultural and economic revival among the Waikato people in the early 20th century. Since coming to the United States in 1975 he has worked on historical representations of Shaka, the industrial origins of racial discrimination--South Africa's City of Diamonds: Mine Workers and Monopoly Capitalism in Kimberley, 1867-1895 (Yale University Press, 1987)-- and, currently, contestations between African and European over the meaning of colonialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Prior to coming to UCLA in 1989, he taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Dalhousie University. He has also served as Associate Dean of the Graduate Divsion at UCLA, and Dean of the Graduate School at LSU.

Degrees

Ph.D. Yale University, 1982

Selected Publications

South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid (Longman, 2004, 2nd edition 2010), with Nancy L. Clark

Africa and the West: A Documentary History, Volume 1: From the Slave Trade to Conquest, 1441-1905; Volume 2: From Colonialism to Independence, 1875 to the Present (New York, Oxford University Press, 2010), with Nancy L. Clark and Edward A. Alpers

Cosmologies of Power in Southern Africa: Meanings and Practices of Colonial Life (Heinemann, in progress)

Africa: A History Since 1800 (New York: Oxford University Press, in progress), with Nancy L. Clark

Africa and the West: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to Independence (Phoenix, Arizona: Oryx Press, 2001), with Nancy L. Clark and Edward A. Alpers

"Parsing God: Conversations About the Meanings of Words and Metaphors in Nineteenth Century Southern Africa," Journal of African History 42 (2001).

South Africa's City of Diamonds: Mine Workers and Monopoly Capitalism in Kimberley, 1867-1895 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987).

Current Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Directed Individual Research in Global Studies

History of Southern Africa since 1870

Honors Contracts

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2017 Spring Quarter

Directed Individual Research in Global Studies

History of Africa, 1800 to Present

Honors Research in History

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

History of Africa, 1800 to Present

History of Southern Africa since 1870

2016 Winter Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- Africa

Topics in History: Africa

2015 Spring Quarter

History of Africa, 1800 to Present

2014 Fall Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- Africa

Topics in History: Africa

2014 Spring Quarter

History of Africa, 1800 to Present

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in African History

History of Southern Africa since 1870

2014 Winter Quarter

Advanced Historiography: Africa

2013 Spring Quarter

History of Africa, 1800 to Present

History of Southern Africa since 1870

Capstone Seminar: History -- Africa

2013 Winter Quarter

Advanced Historiography: Africa

2011 Spring Quarter

History of Africa, 1800 to Present

History of Southern Africa since 1870

Capstone Seminar: History -- Africa

2010 Fall Quarter

Advanced Historiography: Africa

2010 Spring Quarter

Topics in African History: African in Age of Imperialism

History of Southern Africa since 1870

Capstone Seminar: History -- Africa

2010 Winter Quarter

Topics in History: Africa

2008 Spring Quarter

History of Africa, 1800 to Present

Advanced Historiography: Africa

2008 Winter Quarter

History of Southern Africa since 1870

Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- Africa

2006 Spring Quarter

History of Southern Africa since 1870

2006 Winter Quarter

History of Southern Africa from Origins to 1870

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Africa

2005 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2005 Winter Quarter

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Africa

Topics in History: Africa

2004 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in African History

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Africa

Topics in History: Africa

2004 Winter Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar: Africa

2003 Spring Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar: Africa

2002 Winter Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar

2001 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Civilizations of Africa since 1800

History of Southern Africa since 1870

2000 Spring Quarter

Contemporary World History, 1760 to the Present

History of Southern Africa since 1870

1999 Summer Session

History of Southern Africa from the Origins to 1870

History of Southern Africa since 1870

1999 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Civilizations of Africa

History of Southern Africa since 1870

Previous Courses by Course

HIST 10B
History of Africa, 1800 to Present

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

HIST 168B
History of Southern Africa since 1870

2016 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

HIST 201N
Topics in History: Africa

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

HIST 191J
Capstone Seminar: History -- Africa

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

HIST 97J
Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in African History

2014 Spring Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

HIST 200N
Advanced Historiography: Africa

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

HIST 164C
Topics in African History: African in Age of Imperialism

2010 Spring Quarter

HIST 191J
Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- Africa

2008 Winter Quarter

HIST 168A
History of Southern Africa from Origins to 1870

2006 Winter Quarter

HIST 191J
Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Africa

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

HIST 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2005 Fall Quarter

HIST 197J
Undergraduate Seminar: Africa

2004 Winter Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

HIST 197A
Undergraduate Seminar

2002 Winter Quarter

HIST 10BW
Introduction to Civilizations of Africa since 1800

2001 Spring Quarter

HIST 179B
History of Southern Africa since 1870

2001 Spring Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

1999 Summer Session

1999 Spring Quarter

HIST 22
Contemporary World History, 1760 to the Present

2000 Spring Quarter

HIST 179A
History of Southern Africa from the Origins to 1870

1999 Summer Session

HIST 10BW
Introduction to Civilizations of Africa

1999 Spring Quarter