Western Expansion & Imperialism: The Evil Empire? AP World History Richard Smart Oakland Mills High School
Meta-narratives… How do we explain the 19 th  Century? Revolution, Liberalism, Conservatism & nationalism Industrializatio...
The Extent of Empire
Motivations for Imperialism <ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Raw Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Market for goods </li></ul>...
Ideologies of Imperialism <ul><li>Missionary Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Darwinism </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Racism </...
Legacy of Imperialism <ul><li>Infrastructure development </li></ul><ul><li>Restructuring of the economy </li></ul><ul><li>...
Historiography of Imperialism: <ul><li>Victorian: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civilization and liberty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ma...
Readings… <ul><li>http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/18/may00/keith.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Niall Ferguson – Empire - 2003 ...
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Western Expansion & Imperialism

  1. 1. Western Expansion & Imperialism: The Evil Empire? AP World History Richard Smart Oakland Mills High School
  2. 2. Meta-narratives… How do we explain the 19 th Century? Revolution, Liberalism, Conservatism & nationalism Industrialization Urbanization Transportation Communication Imperialism Colonialism Darwinism Progress
  3. 3. The Extent of Empire
  4. 4. Motivations for Imperialism <ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Raw Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Market for goods </li></ul><ul><li>Space for migrants </li></ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>Militarily strategic sites </li></ul><ul><li>Harbors & Supply stations. </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle for patriotism </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>Missionaries. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas of cultural superiority </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ideologies of Imperialism <ul><li>Missionary Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Darwinism </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Racism </li></ul><ul><li>“ White Man’s Burden” </li></ul><ul><li>Nationalism </li></ul><ul><li>Neo-colonialism </li></ul>
  6. 6. Legacy of Imperialism <ul><li>Infrastructure development </li></ul><ul><li>Restructuring of the economy </li></ul><ul><li>Bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><li>Global markets </li></ul><ul><li>Political adjustment </li></ul><ul><li>Colonial Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>European Migration </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Migration </li></ul>So… What judgment do we pass on this?
  7. 7. Historiography of Imperialism: <ul><li>Victorian: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civilization and liberty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marxist/ Nationalist: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploitation and underdevelopment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slavery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contemporary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modernism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Industrialization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Market economics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Legal & Political systems. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Painless in white dominions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other societies impervious. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal Empire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hotly debated. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Readings… <ul><li>http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/18/may00/keith.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Niall Ferguson – Empire - 2003 </li></ul>
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