Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chapter 26 Part III


Cecil Rhodes
Boer War
Leopold II
Berlin Conference
Battle of Omdurman
Fashoda Crisis
Rudyard Kipling/"White Man's Burden"
J.A. Hobson
Henry Labouchere
Joseph Conrad/Heart of Darkness


How do both the Boer War (1899-1902) and the Berlin Conference (1884-1885) exemplify Europe's "Scramble for Africa"?  More importantly, how does the Berlin Conference lay the ground rules for future colonization in Africa?

How does the Battle of Omdurman demonstrate the "typical pattern" of European conquest?  Why are the British victorious after the Fashoda crisis?

Explain the various defenses of imperialism, including economic/capitalist arguments, humanitarian/religious arguments, and social Darwinism.

Who were some of the most prominent criticizers of imperialism, and what were their arguments?


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