Published Date

January 1, 1975

Resource Type

Archival Resource, Primary Source

From Imperialism: European, American, and Japanese

Labouchere, Henry. “Brown Man’s Burden.” As quoted in J. Ellis, The Social History of the Machine Gun. New York: Pantheon, 1975.

Pile on the Brown Man’s Burden!

And if ye rouse his hate,

Meet his old-fashioned reasons

With Maxims up to date,

With shells and Dum-Dum bullets

A hundred times plain

The Brown Man’s loss must never

Imply the White Man’s gain.