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European Imperialism: 1830 to 1930 1st Edition

Alice L. Conklin, Ian Christopher Fletcher

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  • 256 Pages


This volume brings together classic and contemporary scholarly essays on imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. The text opens with an introductory essay followed by a presentation of authoritative but conflicting views, encouraging students to interpret and evaluate the issue for themselves.

Alice L. Conklin, University of Rochester

Ian Christopher Fletcher, Georgia State University

Chronology of Events
Reference Maps: African States in 1884; Africa in 1914; The Caribbean, 1989-1916; South and East Asia in 1914
1. The "New Imperialism"
J.A. Hobson, Imperialism
W.E.B. DuBois, The Color Line Belts the World
M.K. Gandhi, The Disease of Civilization
Rosa Luxemburg, Capitalism Depends on the Non-Capitalist World
V.I. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism
Joseph A. Schumpeter, The Sociology of Imperialisms
Ho Chi Minh, The Struggle Lies in the Colonies
2. The Imperial Mission
Rudyard Kipling, The White Man's Burden
Alice L. Conklin, The French Republican Civilizing Mission
Michael Adas, The Machine as Civilizer
Adrian Hastings, Christianity, Civilization, and Commerce
David Arnold, Medicine and the Colonization of the Body in India
Timothy Burke, Colonialism, Cleanliness, and Civilization in Colonial Rhodesia
3. Europe in the Empire
Catherine Hall, An Imperial Man in Australasia and the West Indies
Frances Gouda, Dutch Women in the East Indies
Gwendolyn Wright, Residential Segregation and Colonial Architecture in Morocco
Ann Laura Stoler, Gender, Race, and Class Boundaries in Southeast Asia
Owen White, Miscegenation and Identity in French West Africa
4. The Empire in Europe
Zeynep Çelik, Displaying the Orient
Anne McClintock, Advertising the Empire
Antoinette Burton, Indian Travellers in Victorian Britain
Tyler Stovall, Colonial Workers in France During the Great War
Doris Reiprich and Erika Ngambi ul Kuo, An Afro-German Family
5. Anticolonial Resistance
James C. Scott, Peasant Weapons of the Weak
Frederick Cooper, Wage Labor and Anticolonial Resistance in Colonial Kenya
Julia Clancy-Smith, Saint or Rebel? Resistance in French North Africa
Benedict Anderson, Imagined Community in Anticolonial Nationalism
Partha Chatterjee, The Nation and the Home
Suggestions for Further Reading