The Rise and Fall of the East African Railways in the 20th Century – A discussion by Patrick Whang

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Patrick Whang was born in the city of Baltimore in the United States. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Virginia Tech, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s in Economic History from the University of Cape Town. His research on the East African Railways was published in the Journal of Eastern African Studies in late 2018. Patrick is currently pursuing a PhD in Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. His research interests encompass the Civil War and post-Civil War era of the United States and the post-colonial period of Africa, among others.

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Date             :  Sunday 21 March, 2021

Time             : 1pm Eastern Standard Time (7pm in South Africa)

During the colonial period of East Africa, railways represented the pre-eminence of colonial influence, commerce and unity within the region. The railways were not just the physical link that connected territories, but also created their own social and economic structures to support them. Patrick Whang will discuss the way the railways defined regional authority and also the challenges faced during the post colonial era.

 

1 review for The Rise and Fall of the East African Railways in the 20th Century – A discussion by Patrick Whang

  1. Colin Soskolne (verified owner)

    Thank you, Joline, for hosting fascinating topics from wonderful experts in their respective fields on your Heritage platform. I thoroughly enjoyed what Patrick Whang shared with us about “The Rise and Fall of the East African Railways in the 20th Century.” The information and the manner in which he was able to bring the technologies together in a Zoom meeting were impressive and most of all, educational. His capabilities were especially appreciated in his responses to questions relating both to the past and the present. I wish Patrick every success as he completes his doctoral programme at UCT. He and his wife are true global citizens!

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