Imperialism in Africa. http://www.shs.d211.org/socialstudies/faculty/hxm/World%20History.htm. Between ~1880-1914, European countries gained control of almost all of Africa! . Africa Before Imperialism. Thousands of different ethnic groups, tribes, nations, cultures and languages.
Between ~1880-1914, European countries gained control of almost all of Africa!
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By Josiah Wedgwood ,1787
“Take up the White Man's burden--Send forth the best ye breed--Go bind your sons to exileTo serve your captives' need;To wait in heavy harness,On fluttered folk and wild--Your new-caught, sullen peoples,Half-devil and half-child. “
- Rudyard Kipling, 1899
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Man's_Burden The white man's burden - The Journal, Detroit, 1898. Satire of “White Man’s Burden” First printed in Life, March 16, 1899.
303 Maxim gun at Firepower - The Royal Artillery Museum.
Taken by Max Smith
…either way, traditional elites often lost power, and political organization became hierarchical with Europeans at very top.
Circa 1904 Alice Harris, Anti-Slavery International
By Linley Sambourne, in Punch in 1906
Ulrich, 1940, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-L05109,_Kriegsgefangene_franz%C3%B6sische_Kolonialsoldaten.jpg
Regarding British imperialism in Africa, a British official, Lord Curzon said:
“The British Empire has brought peace, justice, prosperity and freedom to Africa.”
To what extent is this belief accurate?