History Notes 2.21.08

History Notes 2.21.08 - 21 February 2008 History Notes: The...

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21 February 2008 History Notes: The Rationalization of Slaughter: From Empire to the Somme(1916) DOCUMENT The Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger: “Just before ten at night…most terrific punishment” (6). -Suggests a productive destruction in War POEM In Flander’s Field – 1915 by a Canadian Medic, John McCray Dulce et decorum est– 1917/8 by Wilfred Owen Ypres Image Cemetiere Militaire de Anloy-Bruyeres (Luxembourg, Belgium) Idea of Imperialism: - Mastering res nullius - David Livingstone’s “Three C’s” o Commerce o Christianity o Civilization - A “place in the sun” Late 19 th century colonialism in Africa – scramble for Africa Belgium (Leopold II) Image Victims form the Congo Free State (ca.1904) - Very root of empire was violent conquest - Ruthless pursuit of rubber, ivory - Mutilations (chop of hand as threat), forced into slavery - Some people saw wrong in situation and took photographs to gain awareness Image Battle of Omdurman, 1898 - European mass murdering areas of Africa – accepted practice of conquest
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2008 for the course HIST 1050 taught by Professor Steege during the Spring '08 term at Villanova.

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History Notes 2.21.08 - 21 February 2008 History Notes: The...

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