Enemy tribes were often forced to live together, which resulted in civil wars over the years. These wars, however, were not the only effects that European imperialism had on Africa. Some effects were great for the Europeans and Africans, but others only benefited the mother countries at the colonists’ expense. Document 1 clearly illustrates how the mother countries benefited at the expense of the
In this chapter, Collins explains and depicts how Europeans destroyed Africa through their actions. European countries like German, Britain, and France scrambled to gain as much land in Africa. This created sort of a rivalry between the countries, which only made them obtain more resources from Africa to Industrial their countries. They chose their colonies based on the advantage they would gain by it’s strategically location. Colonies on rivers usually gave European countries an advantage because it allowed for easier trade.
HistorySlavery was an institution that victimized as well as other cultures due to being in a controlled environment. Every suffered in their own way due to racial prejudice and fear of growing numbers. Masters which were also called Slave "owners" believed that treating another human being of another color like an animal was right. The children of the slave owners were being victimized as well due to following what their parent’s doings were right in treating another human being in such a manner. Slavery was so victimized that it still affects the society to the extent that black people blame the whites , and white people still agree that black people need to be slaves.
Significance: Slavery brought Africans to America, challenged this country to look at all men as equals and made us leaders in the world for civil rights of mankind. Cause: The ability for ships to sail to America and the greed of slave ship captains made slavery in a new frontier, America, inevitable. Effect: The widespread supply and demand for slavery caused civil unrest within Africa and turned many groups against one another. Eventually these groups became part of the slave trade and provided slaves from their own tribes. Significance: This vicious cycle caused economic and political unrest, ultimately weakening Africa’s economic, political and social stability.
Meaning these now obsolete slaves were being subject to have to watch European countries take over their lands and began industrializing on african soil because of how rich in materials the African land is. This was also seen in India, when the British took control of the Indian Company, and the British’ habits began to get to the indians to the point of which they eventually revolted (as seen in Document
Some of the first civilizations started in Africa, and forever after other civilizations wanted to conquer Africa as a means of showing their global superiority. Africa's worst domination, however, came from the Europeans. European colonization set the stage for imperialism that Africa deals with to this day. Before the resurgence of imperialism Africa was a resourceful continent. During imperialism, Europeans went into Africa and stripped its land of its resources and this also changed the climate negatively.
The Middle Passage The slave trade was a major business that made many people rich, but made many more people very poor. Starting around the 1500s, what was once a peaceful trade between Africans and Europeans became a corrupt trade of non-equality and unfairness. Many books, laws, and protests were made but nothing could stop the greedy slave masters. One slave named Olaudah Equiano, describes what his life was like as a slave in his book called The Kidnapped Prince The Life of Olaudah Equiano. Equiano depicts horrifying details of his life.
The idea of European superiority and dominance drove the social structure of the "new world", (consisting mainly of North and Latin Americas and the Caribbean). Because of this dominant racial ideology, the native peoples of both regions were often subjects of discrimination and oppression. The extent of their mistreatment differed, as in North America they were simply pushed aside or confined to a certain area to live, while in the Caribbean and Latin America they were forced into servitude and labor. The dominant racial ideology of Europeans also fueled the slave trade that was prominent in the time period of 1500-1830, which involved shipping African slaves to the the Americas to increase the productivity of the colonies. In both areas, slaves were basically property, bought, sold, and traded to do specific and often labor intensive tasks.
World Cultures Imperialism Outline I) Introduction A) In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the European imperialism resulted in colonial empires that swept across Africa and Asia. 1) The colonization was viewed in many ways- both the colonizer and the colony saw positive and negative effects of imperialism 2) The documents provided are sources that deeply explore and dissect the effects that the Europeans had on Africa B) Thesis- Imperialism by the Europeans in Africa had a negative effect on both the colony and the colonizer due to invasion, oppression, and other negative aspects that will be discussed. II) Positive Effects C) There were few positive effects that imperialism had on the colonizer and the colony. 3) European imperialism introduced new technologies to the colonized Africans. 4) They also provided “security of person and property in lands that had known little or either.” (Document 4) D) For the colonizers, there were multiple positive effects Lachman 2 1) African colonies provided raw materials that boosted supply in Europe, improving the economy 2) Colonizers benefited through trade because foreign trade routes were introduced through the colonies III) Negative Effects E) The African peoples who were colonized were economically exploited by the invading Europeans.
Europe wanted to set up and colonize in Africa, mainly because of Africa's raw materials it was purely economic. . (Iweriebor, 2011) The African's did not take kind to this, and it provoked not only African political responses but also diplomatic responses and military resistance. A lot of treaties of protection for the leaders of African societies, states, and empires went out. There was a lot of controversy about these treaties and eventually the military had to step in.