1. European Nations justified the cost and effort of their 19th century imperialism in many ways. What were the major reasons for colonial expansion in the nineteenth century? Please reference both your assigned course material.
2. In what manners did the Colonized peoples of Africa resist this wave of European Imperialism? How successful were their actions? Please reference your assigned textbook readings.
3) Between 1880 and 1920, the population of the Congo was slashed in half: some ten million people were victims of murder, starvation, exhaustion, exposure, disease and a plummeting birth rate. Why do you think this Genocide has remained virtually unknown in the United States and Europe? Your answer should include references from the assigned documentary, King Leopold’s Ghost.
use the following links to respond to the questions:
Read – Worlds Together, Worlds Apart Chapter 17 (Imperialism and the Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xqtd42820eel17k/Worlds%20Together%2C%20Worlds%20Apart_%20A%20History%20of%20the%20World_%20From%201000%20CE%20to%20the%20Present%20%28%20PDFDrive.com%20%29.pdf?dl=0
Read Rudyard Kipling The White Mans Burden
Read: Black Mans Burden https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/749
View: King Leopolds Ghost https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6COeZ8_01xg&list=PLNbQqqUMCZpqOc_-EygmoruQI1ZEuqe08