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The Age of High Imperialism

by: Shaynah Hilaire

The Age of High Imperialism hist 1112

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April 5, 2016 notes that we finished in class
Sur of World Hist Since 1500
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Date Created: 04/05/16
The Age of High Imperialism Questions: o How did Europeans rationalize the Age of High Imperialism?  Europeans rationalized their activities across the globe in ideological, religious, and economic terms. o How did European cultures interact with cultures around the world?  Europeans shaped their colonial environment to reflect their European cultures. The design of cities, the ways they scheduled their days, and the activities they enjoyed in the colonies resembled those of Europeans at home. In the process, their colonies shaped European culture as well (i.e. food, language, and artistic styles). Imperialist Rationale o Charles Darwin (1809-1882) o Social Darwinism  Technological development  “Modern Infrastructure” George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant” Scientific racism o Phrenology o Anatomical studies o Construction of Caucasian race White Man’s Burden o Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Imperialist Rationale o Religious rationale: o Missionaries  Mapping territory  Schools Boys and Girls education  Governance Rwanda  Converting who? o Economic Rationale  Hobson and Lenin  Belgian Congo King Leopold II  Capitalism and economic  Exploitation Opium wars, 1840-1842 o “Gunboat Diplomacy” Sepoy Mutiny/Rebellion, 1857-1858 Legacy of Sepoy Rebellion o British oppression and nascent indian nationalism o Victoria, queen of india (1877)  Direct rule after 1858 Building Europe o Victorian Architecture  Oamaru, New Zealand o European Urban Planning  Algiers, Algeria The Order of European Time o Church Time  Hourly chimes & church services  Religious Holidays Sports o Military men  Down time  Military skills Hand-eye coordination Shooting Horse-riding  “Muscular Christianity” Cricket & Culture o Racial level playing level  Palwankar Baloo (1876-1955) o Imperialism  International Cricket Council (ICC)


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