Strayer economies of colonial empires-March 19th in class

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Strayer economies of colonial empires-March 19th in class

  1. 1. UNDER EUROPEAN RULE . . . ECONOMIC CHANGES . . .
  2. 2. ECONOMIES of FORCED LABOR • Colonial subjects were required / forced to work as unpaid laborers on public projects like building railroads, constructing government buildings, and transporting goods. • French Africa – 10-12 days labor per year • Belgian Congo – private companies with state support terrorized natives to collect rubber • Netherlands East Indies – peasants required to turn 20% of their land into cash crop agriculture • Portuguese Mozambique – brutal enforcement of cotton production quotas
  3. 3. Comparing Colonial Economies • What was different/distinctive (5 differences-be specific and give examples) about European colonial empires of the 19th century? (930-932) • Cash Crop Agriculture (934-935) – Give examples of the kinds of cash-crop agriculture that occurred in the colonies – Give the ways that cash-crop agriculture changed the lives of colonized peoples • Wage Labor (935-938) – Give examples of the kinds of wage labor that was available in the colonies. – Give the ways that working for wage labor changes the lives of colonized peoples.

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