HIS295 - Lecture 3 - Time as a Racial Construct - HIS295 Lecture 3 Time as a Racial Construct Hegel 1830 Africa is associated with delirium and

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HIS295 - Lecture 3 Time as a Racial Construct Hegel, 1830 - Africa is associated with delirium and intoxication, described as inferior while Europe is about to undergo Opium Wars in order to be able to continue selling opium/public intoxication throughout the country - published in 1830s, had legally abolished slavery - described as polygamous people who sell their children/women as slaves - however they are completely ignoring their own selling of African people as slaves - statistics show that when Africans are brought to Europe pregnant women not allowed to work/killed, and the horrible conditions disallowed them to really have many kids anyway) Joseph Conrad, 1902 (in Heart of Darkness ) - Marlow, the protagonist of the books describes Africa as a "madhouse" of "prehistoric man" and the prospect of a relation between the two as being "ugly", representing the colonialist image of the continent at the time - shows the suspicion of them being inhuman

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