One of History's Most Dangerous Myths - Anneliese Mehnert

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 21 July 2023

Examine the empty land theory, which was created by European colonizers in South Africa to support their claims to the region.

From the 1650s through the late 1800s, European colonists descended on South Africa. They sought to claim the region, becoming even more aggressive after discovering the area’s abundant natural resources. To support their claims to the land, the colonizers asserted they were settling in empty land devoid of local people. Was this argument true? Anneliese Mehnert debunks the Empty Land Theory.

Lesson by Anneliese Mehnert, directed by Héloïse Dorsan-Rachet.

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