To understand the development, evolution, and implications of racial slavery, one must first understand the collision course between the Americas, Western Europe, and West Africa. It ignited a brutal campaign resulting in the loss of human life and cultural extinction of African and native peoples, “Seeking wealth or land, they commenced a process of conquest and settlement that would alter or destroy the lives of the people who already lived there” (Clark, pg. 8). While no master plan existed for racial enslavement, the belief in racial superiority and possessing an upper hand in terms of socioeconomic standing, allowed for this racial element to become intertwined with slavery. There were some key developments in terms of the progression
The end of slavery brought the Europeans interests in imperialism and conquering colonies. European countries were interested in Africa for many reasons. Africa was filled with such incredible natural resources such as; copper, ivory, and rubber, the europeans countries competed among themselves
He writes about how the immediate difference is causing these races to be on the brink of extinction, mostly because of how backward these races are. Evelyn Baring (document 7) writes about how a European is better educated than an Oriental and a better thinker as well, but they also have a bond of hard work between them. During this time the British had colonized in Egypt, like they had in many other countries. The difference was that Egypt also took this as a good thing and they began to learn from the British and try to make themselves more educated and like the
Without people fighting back nothing would change. The civil war, for example, we fought against slavery and we won. If slavery was never abolished Africans in Africa would be living worse than how they are today. Although there are many reasons for the driving force behind European imperialism in Africa. Money was of course the main reason why, but it got us to where we are
Imperialism, or a country taking land outside its borders, allowed the European nations to promote their ideas and influence on a global scale, which started with Africa. Between 1500 and 1800, Europeans avoided the interior of Africa and focused on western coastal trade. In later years, the 1800s, European nations imperialized the country and set up the “rule of occupation.” Their conquests spared only two independent African countries, Liberia and Ethiopia. So what caused this sudden change from European coastal trade to imperialism in Africa?
Not only were their economic reasons for abolition, but there were fears of slave revolts. After The Haitian revolution, there were many fears of other slave revolts. Abolition changed the world forever by giving people globally hope for a better life out of servitude. In the Haitian Declaration of Independance, the Commander in Chief of the People of Haiti states, “Let us walk down another path; let us imitate those people who, extending their concern into the future, and dreading to leave an example of cowardice for posterity, preferred to be exterminated rather than lose their place as one of the world 's free peoples.” These former slaves are now freed and feel as though as they could have better lives.
From 1875-1914 Imperialism was part of our world, people saw it from different angles and had a variety of opinions. I believe humanity took a step back during this age of imperialism for many different reasons. This idea of imperialism was used to show power and had an impact such as; taking all of Africa’s recourses, they taxed everything and treated them as inferior, and finally it lead to wars between the Africans and the Europeans. These impacts also turned later into bigger more worldwide problems.
Many of these countries faced the same problems in their economic development during the turn of the 19th century. Mexico is seen to being very highly influenced by its neighbors with elites often adopting themes that are successful in other countries. These newly adopted ideas that the elites brought about to the country created a large divide within the social classes due to ignorance in wanting to modernize. The Los de Abajo’s and the Los de Arriba’s, the social classes in Mexico often clashed in what they believed was right for Mexico and found it very hard to come to terms with each other. Judas burning and violence throughout the religious holy week did not aid to bringing these two classes together either.
Political machine was being used for votes and workers had no rights. Despite all the negative effects that the Gilded Age brought to the United States, several positive things came out of it, such as, the growth of unions and developed fair railroads. The development of unions was important because of the terrible conditions workers had to work in. Both men and women had to work in order to be able to survive.
Apartheid began because the two races had very different views on living; Afrikaners began to believe that they were superior to the black people in South Africa. Due to the Afrikaans perspective, Afrikaans nationalism was enhanced because they thoroughly believed that the segregation had to take place because God wanted to set the Boer Nation apart. Afrikaners even believed that they were direct decedents of the Israeli Nation, in other words “the chosen nation of God”.
However, with all of the good things that the new era brought, it also brought many bad things too. For an example, it brought bad living conditions, poverty, segregation, women don’t have rights, and monopolies. Something needs to change to make America better. The era that makes this possible, and gives America the potential to be a great country, is the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era was the era that destroyed many things that the big industrialist liked having (i.e. monopolies)
When Britain invaded Africa, their presence altered the natives culture and traditions such as religion, and language. In addition, Europeans carried something called the “White Man 's Burden.” The so called burden was the fact of being forced to help the natives under political pressure. As more and more white men came over from Britain, conflicts erupted because both the natives and white men were unhappy with each others presence. Imperialism played a strong role leading up to World War I because nationally, more land equaled out to more power and resources.
Although, moral duty is a big part in european imperialism in Africa, it 's not the most important. Europeans went to Africa because of the industrial revolution. “ the industrial revolution led to many discoveries and inventions to help take over Africa” (doc c.) Europeans were going there for raw materials, power, and more trading post. Britain mainly began helping because it was the right thing to do when the British began taking over Africa. Europeans wanted land, power, and more raw materials.
There are economic, cultural, and political are the effects of the industrial revolution and European imperialism on both European nations and their colonies during the time period 1700-1914. European nations gained oversea colonies in North and South America, Africa and Asia. The European nations conquer Africa because they needed raw materials. European-introduced European culture, language, and religion to Africa. The European opened schools in Africa, which teach in the European language and spread Christianity.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, many people worldwide were affected by imperialism. How imperialism was perceived differed from which side they were on. A positive perspective of Imperialism was held by the Imperialist powers and a necessity for these people. They believed it was a way of helping them to better their civilization.