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The New Imperialism

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The New Imperialism hist 1031

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Notes from the week of 3/22-3/24
World Civilizations Since 1500
Michael B Gross
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Date Created: 03/27/16
The New Imperialism  Timeline:   1800’s  ➔ 1816| Old Imperialism begins  ➔ 1839| “Letter to Queen Elizabeth” ­Tsu   ➔ 1839­1842| Opium War   ➔ 1842| “Inquiry in the Condition of the Poor” ­Chadwick   ➔ 1848| “The Communist Manifesto” ­Marx and Engles   ➔ 1848| The Public Health Act  ➔ 1851| The Crystal Palace   ➔ 1859| “Self Help” ­Smiles   ➔ 1880| Old Imperialism ends and Formal Empire begins  ➔ 1899| “White Man's Burden” ­Kipling  1900’s  ➔ 1900| WWI Imperialism (new)   ➔ 1914| New Imperialism ends      ● Old Imperialism   ○ 1816­1880  ○ Textbook page 166 (776), Ch 25  ○ Built large overseas empires   ○ Not political, did not want outright governmental control  ○ Wanted access to trade (economic access)   ○ The informal empire  ● New Imperialism   ○ 1880­1914  ○ Political empire building/ domination  ○ Wanted outright control and government over territories   ○ The formal empire   ○ By 1878 only a small portion of Africa was owned by European countries  ○ By 1880 the entire continent was dominated by Europe   ○ Africa was claimed by the british, spain, belgium, germany, italy, portugal, etc  ○ Great britain had a large empire  ■ “The sun never sets in the british empire”  ● “Letter of Advice to Queen Victoria” 1839  ○ Lin Tse­ Hsü, Chinese Commissioner  ○ During the Old Imperialism   ○ Writes a letter to the queen to ask to stop sending opium to china because  everyone was becoming addicted, dieing, and caused major problems in china  ○ The british trade with china was unfair   ■ British needed: tea, silk, rhubarb, chinaware/porcelain, satin,  candies/ginger, cinnamon  ■ China needed: nothing, maybe toys   ○ China agreed to share with the world because they are “benelivant”   ○ Tea was is very important to the british culture (4pm → tea time)   ○ Since the trade wasn't equal britain was losing money and began to sell opium to  the chinese population to make up for the money lost  ○ The british grew opium in india   ■ “planted from hill to hill”  ○ People were dying and overdosing from opium (cause of the letter)   ○ Emperor's son OD on opium is death penalized   ○ Goes to Canton (growth of Opium), Tsü destroyed the Opium, tries to end opium  in china   ○ Confiscates 20,183 chests of opium and destroys it   ○ “Getting rid of harmful thing”   ○ Opium War from 1839­1842  ○ British won, china must continue trade for Opium → Treaty of Nanjing   ○ Document was an example of OLD IMPERIALISM   ■ They didn't control china over absolute gov’t   ■ Simply forced trade   ■ No political dominance  ● “White Man’s Burden” 1899  ○ Rodrick Kipling  ○ Also wrote the jungle book   ○ Born in india  ○ From a well off family, father was a public official   ○ Won noble prize for literature in 1907  ○ Poem was written to the people of great britain   ○ Suggests what the british imperialist should do for the natives  ○ Show the foreigners agricultural enginerring, stop illness. Stop wars, and for the  british too to do common work   ○ Wants them to help, not just rule/ set up an infrastructure   ■ “No tawdry rule of kings”   ● tawdry= cheap   ○ Claims the other countries can learn from white men although they may not thank  them in the end   ○ Burden= to uplift the world, civilized by the best in the world   ○ Only can be done by the best and most worthy, hard work  ○ MESSAGE: do good with white supremacy      


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