Questions and Sources: 2
Imperialism: European, American and Japanese
Expansion in the Age of Industry, 1865-1914
2. What are the chief criticisms of imperialism in colonizing and colonized nations?
Sources for Question Two
John P. McKay, et al. A History of World Societies; 5th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999. Read Chapter 27, but pay special attention to pp. 853-875.
Terms, Concepts, People
- Joseph Conrad
- Social Darwinism
- Partition of Africa
- Sepoy Rebellion/Mutiny
- Boxer Rebellion
- Meiji Restoration
- elite reaction to foreign rule
- King Chulalongkorn
- Indian National Congress
- Compare Kipling's "White Man's Burden" with the
brown and black man's burden.
- What role does race play in the following sources?
In Colonizing Nations
American Anti-Imperialist League. "Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League" 1899.
Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness 1902.
Labouchere, Henry. "The Brown Man's Burden." As quoted in J. Ellis, The
Social History of the Machine Gun. New York: Pantheon, 1975.
Morel, Edward. The Black Man's Burden 1903
In Colonized Nations
Dadabhai Maoroji, "The Benefits of British Rule" 1871
Jose P. Laurel. "Racial Pride." In Forces That Make a Nation Great. Manila: Board of Information, 1944.
Minh Mang, Emperor of Vietnam. "Edict Against Christianity (1833)." In Georges Taboulet, La Geste Francaise en Indochine. 2 vols. Paris, 1955-56.
Nehru, Jawaharlal. The Discovery of India. New York: John Day, 1946
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