Imperialism in Africa

By: Tyler, Vivienne, Rebecca and Brady


The White Mans Burden by Rudyard Kipling

Take up the White Man's burden--

Send forth the best ye breed--

Go bind your sons to exile

To serve your captives' need;

To wait in heavy harness,

On fluttered folk and wild--

Your new-caught, sullen peoples,

Half-devil and half-child.

Take up the White Man's burden--

In patience to abide,

To veil the threat of terror

And check the show of pride;

By open speech and simple,

An hundred times made plain

To seek another's profit,

And work another's gain.

The Black Mans Burden by Mack Reynolds

Take up the Black Mans burden---

Send forth the worst ye breed,

And bind our sons in shackles

To serve your selfish greed;

To wait in heavy harness

Be-devilled and beguiled

Until the Fates remove you

From a world you have defiled.

Take up the black Mans burden---

Your lies may still abide

To veil the threat of terror

And check our racial pride;

Your cannon, church and courthouse

May still our sons constrain

To seek the white mans profit

And work the white mans gain.


European Imperialism in Africa
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Primary source

"Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life." - Cecil Rhodes

"To open civilization to the only part of our globe which it has not yet penetrated, to pierce the darkness which hangs over entire peoples, is, I dare say, a crusade worthy of this century of progress." - King Leopold II

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A Brief History Of European Colonization in Africa