Week 2: Imperialism, Race and Africa

Imperialism, Race and Africa

Please Read: Imperialism

  • Please answer the following questions
  • 1.  What role did race place in Empire?
  • 2. What countries were the most active and why?
  • 3. Why did Europeans engage in Empire?

Please read: The Scramble for Africa

Scroll onto the 1917 Map of Africa and look at how the continent is divided.

What was the scramble for Africa?

Where did it happen?

Who was present?

Please also read: Henry Stanley and  his explorations

What does the poster of the “darkest Africa” tell us about European perceptions of Race?

What does his exploration record tell us about imperialism?