AAS 12 Colonialism

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AAS 12 Lecture : Colonialism in Africa 04:35 Colonialsm in Africa post slave/slavery trade next stage in history of global inperialsm Colonial Power in Africa Beligium Britain  Frnace Italty Germany Portuagal Spain Britian and France controlled 2/3 rd  of Africa before world war 1 and more than  70% after  Reasons Interests in Africa Scholar of Portugese Imperial History: o Crusading zeal o Desire for Guinea Gold o Quest for[ the mystical Christian Kingdom]
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o Search for spices African Scholars Scientific Knowledge o About the Unknown European Ethnocentrism or Racism Imperialism 3 General Reasons Political Strategic Cultural  Economic Political/Strategic Prestiege – in 18 th  Century Europe Large Reservoir of Man Power Stratetgic/Tactical Advantage o During armed conflict in Europe Cultlural Enthnocentrism/Racism
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Intellectuals’ Defense “Manifest Destiny” Economic Africa’s Vast Resources Markets o Lenin’s Thesis o Inherent demands of capitalist economies Comparing and Contrasting European Colonialism Similiarities and diffrences in “civilizing mission” o 1) Bristish o 2)French o 3) Proteguese British Mission Segregation Privilege for “uplifted” Africans o Christian o Educated
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Indirect Rule French Mission “assimiliartion Policy o Caution of segregation of males and females o Transformation into French Africns to become “French” Acculturation and Citizenship o Post WWII Portuguese Mission Very Ethonocentric Combiniation of British and French ideas- ancestry and “culture Lusotropicalism  o Migling of cultues and races through marriage and cohabitation Still , racial Superior  o Stratified Social Pyramid Portugese  ----> Mestizos (mixed race people/marriages)--- Black Africans 4 Models
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o French   Africans into French People; French community
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