European Imperialism in the Scramble for Africa – …
Superior firepower, not superior culture, has brought the Europeans and Euro-North Americans to positions of supremacy that today are still maintained by force, though not by force alone.
Western imperialism in Asia - Wikipedia
The Mayan Indians in Guatemala had a more nutritious and varied diet and better conditions of health in the early 16th century before the Europeans arrived than they have today.
The Second Boer War, part of the “Scramble for Africa” among European powers, was fought from 1899 and 1902 in what is now South Africa between British Imperial forces and the Transvaal Republic and Orange Free State. The war occurred during the period of so-called New Imperialism (ca. 1880 to 1914) characterized by rising nationalism, racism, Social Darwinism, and genocidal thinking. Occurring roughly in the middle of this period, the Second Boer War became the focal point for a variety of hopes, anxieties, politics, and ideologies. An examination of periodicals created specifically to protest against the war shows that the conflict resonated within diverse local contexts, revealing the complex interplay between global events and local politics.
SparkNotes: Europe 1871-1914: Imperialism in Asia (1830 …
Taken by European explorers, colonial officials, settlers, missionaries, military officials, travellers, and early commercial photographers, the photos document the changing relationships among Africans and between Africans and Europeans during a period of dramatic change.
African Slave Trade & European Imperialism - …
American sugar growers forced King Kalakaua to accept a (known as the ) granting American and European foreigners the right to vote and shifting decision-making authority from the monarchy to the Hawaiian legislature.
‘Zulu’ and European Imperialism | Ergon Logos
The Second Boer War broke out in September 1899 and was the endgame in the struggle for power in southern Africa that saw Britain fight a highly controversial war against two Christian, mostly Protestant, colonial nations governed by settlers of European, predominantly Dutch, origin. A particularly reprehensible moment in British imperial history, protest movements sprang up almost immediately in Britain, France, Germany, America, Russia, Australia, and numerous other countries. The war was widely perceived as manufactured by the British in order to gain control of gold and diamond mines in the area as part of the “Scramble for Africa” occurring after the Berlin Conference of 1884-85, which placed greater importance on direct rule to legitimate claims to territory between rival European powers. In addition, the Second Boer War pitted the British Army against predominantly volunteer forces. To contemporaries, this conflict was, therefore, of a very different nature to wars against “uncivilized” and supposedly racially inferior nations that imperial rhetoric was typically able to justify. The progress of the war was swiftly communicated through telegraph networks, foreign correspondents, the speedy reproduction of photographs, and early film. With the acceleration of communications and the employment of apparently more accurate technologies of representation, perceptions of near and far, local and global became intertwined.
The Age of European Imperialism in Indonesia and …
The investigation confirmed that self-interested Americans led a conspiracy and that Hawaiians opposed annexation. Cleveland then tried to restore the monarchy - efforts that were rejected by Dole and his colleagues who arrested the queen and confined her to her quarters. (In the cartoon, "We draw the line at this," the caption reads "Our good-natured country may allow this administration to give our market to England, sell our embassies to Anglomaniac dudes, and cause the reduction of wages to the Europeanstandard. But...we draw the line at this." Description: Soldiers are holding up on points of bayonets a round platform upon which sits a caricature of Lili'uokalani, feathers in her hair, crown askew, barefoot, holding a paper reading "scandalous government", and "gross immorality". )
Imperialism 101 - Michael Parenti Political Archive
It is important to note that not all Americans agreed with the imperialist endeavors of the U.S. at the turn of the Century. In 1898, the was founded to oppose American annexation of the Philippines, the Platt Amendment, and the Treaty of Paris. The League's begins with the statement that, "imperialism is hostile to liberty and tends toward militarism, an evil from which it has been our glory to be free." In fact, members of the League believed that imperialism could not exist in an American democracy. They emphasized that the nation had gained independence by fighting against Great Britain, an imperial power.