HIS102 Age of Imperialism
HIS102 Age of Imperialism HIS 102
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The Age of Imperialism: Africa Imperialism One group of people taking over another group of people for their own benefit. Forms of imperialism: Formal Through war and conquest Informal Through economic domination Cultural Through assimilation, media, language force The Myth of European Superiority: Social Darwinism (Lamarckism) o Directed Adaptation o Herbert Spencer applies to ethnic groups Eugenics Karl Pearson 1905 National life from the stand point of science Rudyard Kipling 1899 White Man’s Burden Missionaries The Conquest of Africa African societies before conquest: o Multiple ethnic groups o Multiple farmers, herders, nomads o Political, economic and social systems varied o Mostly polytheistic religions o Early Muslim contacts Primary for trading Early European Contact o Portuguese in 1500 o Slave trade outlawed in 1807 (not slavery) o “Legitimate” trade by mid 1800s The Partition of Africa Berlin conference 1884s begins the “scramble” for Africa o King Leopold II and Otto von Bismarck By 1912 nearly all of Africa is under European control.
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