Colonialism

Japanese Colonialism

Japanese Colonialism North and South Korea are nations that while filled with contempt for Japan have used the foundations that Japan laid during the colonial period to further industrialization. Japan’s colonization of Korea is critical in understanding what enabled Korea to industrialize in the period since 1961. Japan’s program of colonial industrialization is unique in […]

A Study of Cinema and Post-Colonial Identity in Australia

Before we look at Post-colonialism, one must have a closer look at the word Colonialism, the word by its dictionary definition the “Alleged policy of exploitation of backward or weak peoples. ” For most however when we broach the delicate topic of Colonialism, we envisage a more romanticised view such as: Adventure, Pioneering, Exoticism, Romance, […]

Western Colonialism

Anti-colonial scholars and third world intellectuals attack Western Colonialism and attribute the prosperity of Western civilization and the ills of the non-western countries to such colonialism. The reality however, is that the West started to colonize other countries because of its superiority and its prosperity was not due to the resources of the colonies. The […]

Central Themes of the Honor and Shame System

According to Ramon Gutierrez’s book When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away, in 18th century colonial New Mexico, parallels between male honor and female shame were culturally established. He analyzes how it came to be the way it is, which is a central feature in the Spanish colonial world. When referring to honor and […]

After Effects of Colonization through a Post-Colonial Perspective

Colonialism is defined as the process by which a country with overwhelming military and economic prowess overcomes the indigenous/native population and establishes direct or indirect rule over the subjugated territories. It is thus an extension of a nation’s sovereignty beyond its own territorial limits. The colonies are broadly classified as settler colonies (Canada, New Zealand, […]

Colonialism in Kenya

British colonialism affected Kenya in many ways: politically, socially, economically, and culturally. Colonialism occurs when one nation takes control of another. There are many effects after colonialism has occurred and after the colonial rulers give up control. British colonialism affected Kenya politically. The borders British created affected Kenya by creating a mass of ethnic groups […]

Introduction to Postcolonial Theory

Having worked with Postcolonial Theory for well over a decade now, I recognize that not all postcolonialists are on the same page when it comes to the theoretical definition or practice. However, as a teacher it is important to me both to teach my students the history of Postcolonial Theory with all its permutations and […]

Colonial Self Rule

From the outset, the English colonies population rapidly grew, along with the different kinds of people of diverse nationalities that had come from all over Europe for the freedom not offered in their homelands and for better opportunities. The colonists, however, were being ruled by a country an ocean away, and after years of development […]

New England and the Chesapeake Region

In the early 17th century, a large amount of English emigrants began to settle on the Atlantic seaboard of North America. It was then that each region of the colonies began to build the foundations of their colonies. The New World was just as the name suggests: new. The colonists hadn’t any idea of what […]

Colonial Imperialism in Marrakech

George Orwells essay “Marrakech” if full of stylistic tonality that fully describes the scenes trying to be portrayed. Though there are many conclusions by readers and critics alike as to what Orwell was trying to convey, this essay was a direct reference to colonial imperialism. One can have there own opinion as to what Marrakech […]

English Colonies, North and South

In the mid-1600’s, New England and the Chesapeake region first started to colonize. Both had the same goals and hopes for the New World. Their goals were freedom, money, and power. They encountered many difficulties trying to achieve these goals including Indians, unfarmed land and unfamiliar weather. Each colony began building and working toward their […]

Heart of Darkness and Things Fall Apart

Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” and Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” are two significant and well-known works treating colonialism in Africa. When reading these two stories, one cannot help but realize that though the two authors are making two separate points about two groups, Africans and Europeans, they both have somewhat of the same theme. In Achebe’s […]

Madagascar

Madagascar, better known as the eighth continent of the world, is one of the most precious landmasses on earth. Lying in the Indian Ocean, it detached from the African mainland 165 million years ago and developed into magnificent uniqueness through its wide range of biodiversity, large areas of forested lands, and its rare animals such […]

Colonialism and Other Causes of the American Revolutionary War

This article contains fast facts and information about the Causes of the American Revolutionary War. What were the Causes of the American Revolutionary War? Good question. There was a whole host of reasons and Causes of the American Revolutionary War – our list details 38 Causes of the American Revolutionary War. For an overview of […]

Colonization in Africa

European colonization effected Africa negatively, as it resulted in the continent being taken advantage of, people and resources exploited, and their economical standpoint being very low. By looking at Africa’s experience with the Berlin Conference and the effects it had, we can see how greatly the continent was negatively influenced. The Berlin Conference brought King […]

Analyze the Impact of European Colonization on Africa’s Social, Economic and Political System

During the colonization of Africa, which was at it’s peak in the 18th and 19th century, the European powers of the time indulged in activities that changed and still continues to have multiple effects on the continent By 1875 European possessions in Africa consisted of some forts and trading posts along the coast and a […]

The Korea Problem

The history of the modern and westernized Japan has been written, revised and re-written for many years. In the early 1980s, Mark Peattie and Ramon Myers edited a volume by William Beasley dedicated to examining the Japanese colonial empire. Andre Schmid wrote a review article on the historiography of modern Japan in his work “Colonialism […]

Mary Rowlandson

Mary Rowlandson was a devote puritan who was captured by Native Americans, along with her children and other settlers. “The Sovereignty and Goodness of God” was the narrative she wrote after her release from captivity. This account is a combination of Rowlandson’s true story, as well as a form of propaganda. The goal was to […]

The Legacies of Colonialism and Imperialism

Colonialism is the policy of domination pursued by the European powers starting in the fifteenth century and extending to the mid twentieth century. During this period European countries began to exert their control over large parts of the world. The Spanish and Portuguese founded colonies in what was to become known as Latin America. Britain […]

Causes for Colonialism

There were many reasons for the settlers why the settlers to choose to leave their home and go to a strange new land to form colonies. Among them are religious freedom, opportunity to prosper financially, the chance to start a new nation with principles they believe in, and even as simple as the thrill of […]

John Smith vs. William Bradford

In the early to mid-17th two of the first charter colonies in America were Jamestown and Plymouth. These colonies were very different, Jamestown was founded to find gold in the James River but when that idea was floundering, John Rolfe brought tobacco seeds to Jamestown and it eventually became the first tobacco producing colony in […]

Apush imperialism

Throughout the history of the United States, her ideas of expansion were altered. According to certain views, expansionism did not change in the late nineteenth-century to the early twentieth-century while others viewed expansionism to have stayed the same. Foreign countries continued to broaden their horizons and colonize other places, and as the United States grew […]

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