At that time, Aniomaland was simply called “Western Bank of River Niger”. The European explorers and missionaries were very impressed by the geographical location of Aniomaland and the hospitality of the people such that soon the explorers built a number of catering houses and outposts. The missionaries embarked on the construction of educational institutions, churches and medical centres in Asaba, Ibusa, Aboh, Agbor and Ogwashi-Uku. The Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 gave authority to the British Government to occupy the entire Bights of Benin and Biafra which later became the present Nigerian nation in 1899. Before the British government took over the administration, however, the entire area was administered [from 1886] by the Royal Niger Company (RNC), a British Chartered
Galearie Edison Mr. Bryant English III 17 December 2014 Mohandas Gandhi, Henry Thoreau, Civil Disobedience. OH MY! Gandhi is known as Mahatma which means ‘the holy one’. His journey of civil disobedience and non-violence began after he came back to his homeland of India from South Africa in July of the year 1914, when he supported the Home Rule Movement. Gandhi originally went to Africa on business with his job as a lawyer, but instead Gandhi had found his calling both spiritually and politically.
PROLONGED EFFECTS OF COLONIALISM ON DEMOCRACY IN IGBO LAND (NIGERIA) It is not disputable that British colonial establishment prior to their disengagement in Nigeria established ‘western democracy’ in Nigeria. Also, according to Coleman (1971), "undeniably, the greatest contribution the British have made to Nigerian unity is the pacification of the country, the establishment of central police forces, and the maintenance of a minimum standard of justice" (p.45). Manolov (2012) cited in Özcan and Rigakos (2014), posits that “pacification came to connote bombing people into
The name Nigeria was coined in Lokoja by Flora Shaw, the future wife of Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, while gazing out at the river Niger. So, British colonialism created Nigeria as a country, joining diverse peoples and regions in an artificial political entity along the Niger River. The territory known today as Nigeria is a very large country of multi-ethnic groups of about four hundred. The land mass is large enough to accommodate France, Belgium and Italy. The name Nigeria is derived from the River Niger which traverses the country from the North to the South.
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson is one of the most controversial presidents in our history, but in today's standers Andrew Jackson was not considered democratic. Andrew Jackson benefited the poor, but he mistreated the rich. Andrew Jackson treated the rich as if they were unimportant and worthless, because they had money. Though the Native Americans might not have been citizens, he still killed thousands of the Native Americans on the trail of Tears. Andrew Jackson caused agony to the Native American people and forced them out of their own land for his benefit.
Throughout the novel, Pap abused the beloved Huck, so readers learned to despise him. So, when pap ranted about how he would “never vote again” (36) when he saw an African American man vote, readers are given the choice to be like pap or change their racist views. Twain uses the likeability of Huck and the hatred of Pap to change racist views. Mark Twain also used the king, another dislikeable character, to change racist attitudes. After the scam with the Wilks family money, the king and the duke went to a different town to get money.
According to document one by Ndansi Kumalo who was a chief from Rhodesia in 1890s states, Africans were angry at the British because they took away their animals, property and land. This is a negative effect because they were not able to make money to live without having their property. They had to obey the British rules because they
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
INTRODUCTION THE PHYSICAL/LITERAL ASPECTS OF HEART OF DARKNESS (Amanda Bayi) The book offers a harsh picture of colonial enterprise. Darkness in this novel is regarded also as madness as Kurtz is mentally unstable because he is not close to his zone of reason and moral compass. Marlow encounters scenes of torture, near-slavery and cruelty as he was traveling from the Outer Station to the Central Station and up the river to the Inner Station. He sees his helmsman as a piece of machine, since the Africans in this book are considered as objects. Marlow gains a lot of information by over hearing other people’s conversations and also by watching the world around him and seeing what is happening.
Kenya and South Africa were victims of the dramatic consequences of the Whites’ domination. Indeed, dispossessed of their means of survival, Kenyan local farmers, who did not have much room for manoeuvre, converted themselves into job-beggars, living on Mexican breakfasts. To mop up the dirt-poor dirt nap in which they were then drawn, they started selling their sweat of labour to the new ‘master’. In so doing, the invaders, by large, turned the Kenya into a camp where life fell to bits. And to eke out a living, the indigenous populations, at the drop of a hat, turned turmoil alike and rushed to burn the midnight oil in the White man’s new field.