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The Battle of Adwa

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In 1896, the army of Ethiopia successfully fought off Italian invaders and secured the nation's independence during an era of colonialism. Historian Raymond Jonas published a book in 2012 dedicated to this battle and its significance. On this accompanying website, visitors can learn more about the Battle of Adwa by exploring a variety of maps, photographs, and other primary documents. Those unfamiliar with the Battle of Adwa may want to start with About the book, which includes recorded interviews with Jonas. The highlight of this website is the features page. Here, readers will find a variety of materials and ideas that are better suited for web-viewing than in a printed format. These items are useful in not only learning about the Battle of Adwa but also in demonstrating the craft of researching history. For example, in Maps and terrain, visitors can see how Jonas, with the help of his son, used archival maps and GPS in order to construct his own visual interpretation of the battle.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-02-02
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0202

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