102Imperialism - the earlier map which showed the locations...

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Imperialism & the ‘Scramble for Africa’ 1890-1914
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New Imperialism of the 19 th Century We’ll use the European colonization of Africa as an example of the ‘new imperialism’; Read the section on New Imperialism in the Hunt e-book (pp. 733-740) as you look at these slides. After you are finished, respond to the questions on the BB discussion board.
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Africa in 1890 (in text: p. 733)
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Africa in 1890 Take a look at the European settlements on the African continent—where are they located? What do those locations suggest about the European presence in Africa? Where are the largest groups of indigenous peoples concentrated?
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American cartoon showing Britain devouring Africa, drawn around 1900 Source: The Open Door Web Site ( http://www.saburchill.com/history/chapters/empires/0048.html )
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Africa in 1914 What happened in Africa between 1890 and 1914? Compare the new political divisions with
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Unformatted text preview: the earlier map which showed the locations of African peoples. What have Europeans done? Think about reasons for imperialism: why were European nations so anxious to acquire African territory? European Attitudes toward Peoples in Africa & Asia Look at the poem by Rudyard Kipling, Take Up the White Mans Burden and the 1899 editorial from the San Francisco Call (Document 2 for Chapter 23). What do these documents reveal about European and American attitudes toward imperialism? BB Discussion Board Choose one of these issues and participate in that discussion on BB: Why were Europeans so anxious to acquire territory in Africa (and Asia)? In the long run, do you think these colonies were profitable for Europeans? What does Kiplings poem reveal about European attitudes towards the peoples and cultures of Africa and Asia?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course HST 102 taught by Professor Chapman during the Spring '08 term at Grand Valley State University.

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