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1 Chapter 25 Varieties of Imperialism in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, 1750-1914

2 Chronology from  Empty cell Slavery Africa India and Southeast Asia Latin America 1750 Empty cell 1756 Black Hole of Calcutta 1765 East India Company (EIC) rule of Bengal begins 1800 1807 Britain outlaws slave trade 1834 Britain frees slaves in its colonies. Indentured labor migrations begin 1848 France abolishes slaves in its colonies 1808 Britain takes over Sierra Leone 1809 Sokoto Caliphate founded 1818 Shaka founds Zulu kingdom 1821 Foundation of Liberia Algerians resist French takeover Afrikaners' Great Trek 1840 Omani sultan moves capital to Zanzibar 1818 EIC creates Bombay Presidency 1826 EIC annexes Assam and northern Burma 1828 Brahmo Samaj founded 1850 1867 End of Atlantic slave trade 1869 Jaja founds Opobo Sepoy Rebellion leads to end of EIC rule and Mughal rule 1877 Queen Victoria becomes Empress of India 1885 Indian National Con­gress formed 1898 Spanish-American War. U.S. takes over Philippines Porfirio Diaz, dictator of Mexico 1898 Spanish-American War. U.S. takes over Cuba 1900 Boer War 1900s Railroads connect ports to the interior 1910 Mexican Revolution begins 1917 New constitution pro­claimed in Mexico Description of the table: A chronology of slavery, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America from 1750 to 1900. p659

3 Changes and Exchanges in Africa
Southern Africa Serious drought hit the coastlands of southeastern Africa in the early nineteenth century and led to conflicts over grazing and farming lands. During these conflicts, Shaka used strict military drill and close-combat warfare to build the Zulu kingdom.

4 Zulu in Battle Dress, 1838 Zulu in Battle Dress, Elaborate costumes helped impress opponents with the Zulus’ strength. Shown here are long-handled spears and thick leather shields. p658

5 Some neighboring Africans created their own states (such as Swaziland and Lesotho) to protect themselves against the expansionist Zulu kingdom. Shaka ruled the Zulu kingdom for little more than a decade, but he succeeded in creating a new national identity as well as a new kingdom.

6 The Cape Colony, taken from the Dutch, was valuable to Britain because of its strategic importance as a supply station on the route to India. In response to British pressure, the descendants of earlier French and Dutch settlers (the Afrikaners) embarked on a “great trek” to found new colonies on the fertile high veld that had been depopulated by the Zulu wars.

7 Southern Africa had long been attractive to European settlers because of its good pastures and farmland and its mineral wealth. The discovery of diamonds at Kimberley in 1868 attracted European prospectors and Africans; it also set off the process by which the British Cape Colony expanded, annexing Kimberley and defeating the Xhosa and the Zulu.

8 South African Diamond Mine
South African Diamond Mine. When diamonds were found in Kimberley, South Africa, in 1868, the discovery precipitated a rush of prospectors from Europe and America. As soon as surface deposits were exhausted, their claims were bought by large companies that could afford the heavy equipment needed to mine deep underground. By the early twentieth century, diamonds came from major industrial mines like the Premier Mine shown here. p661

9 Cecil Rhodes used his British South Africa Company to take over land in central Africa, where he created the colonies of Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia.

10 British control over South Africa was consolidated when Britain defeated the Afrikaaners in the South African War (1899–1902). In 1910, the European settlers created the Union of South Africa, in which the Afrikaaners emerged as the ruling element in a government that assigned Africans to reservations and established a system of racial segregation. Later this system is called apartheid

11 Africa in the Nineteenth Century
Map 26.1: Africa in the Nineteenth Century. Expanding trade drew much of Africa into global networks, but foreign colonies in 1870 were largely confined to Algeria and southern Africa. Growing trade, Islamic reform movements, and other internal forces created important new states throughout the continent. Map 26.1 p660

12 West and Equatorial Africa
In West Africa, movements to purify Islam led to the construction of new states through the classic Muslim pattern of jihad. The Arabic word "jihad" is often translated as "holy war," but in a purely linguistic sense, the word " jihad" means struggling or striving. (source the Islamic Supreme Council of America website) Largest of these reform movements occurred in the Hausa states and led to the establishment of the Sokoto Caliphate (1809–1906).

13 The new Muslim states became centers of Islamic learning and reform.
Sokoto and other Muslim states both sold slaves and used slaves to raise food, thus making it possible for them to seclude free Muslim women in their homes in accordance with reformed Muslim practice. In West Africa, the French built a railroad from the upper Senegal River to the upper Niger to open the interior to French merchants. In the Congo Basin, King Leopold II of Belgium (with the help of Henry Stanley) claimed the area south of the Congo River, while France claimed the northern bank.

14 The Berlin Conference German chancellor Bismarck called the Berlin Conference on Africa in 1884 and 1885 to lay out the framework under which Africa would be occupied by the European nations. In practice, the division and occupation of Africa met with resistance and required many years of effort.

15 In West Africa, the new colonial powers took advantage of and developed the existing trade networks.
In equatorial Africa, where there were few inhabitants and little trade, the colonial powers granted concessions to private companies that forced Africans to produce cash crops and to carry them to the nearest navigable river or railroad.

16 Modernization in Egypt & Ethiopia
In Egypt, Muhammad Ali (r. 1805–1848) carried out a series of modernizing reforms for Egypt that combined Western methods with Islamic religious and cultural traditions. Muhammad Ali’s grandson Ismail placed even more emphasis on westernizing Egypt. Ismail’s ambitious construction programs (railroads, the new capital city of Cairo) were funded by borrowing from French and British banks. These projects were financed with high-interest loans from European creditors and Egypt ultimately sold shares of the Suez Canal to Great Britain to lower their debt.


18 French and British bankers lobbied their governments to intervene in Egypt to secure their loans.
In 1882, the British sent an army into Egypt and established a system of indirect rule that lasted for seventy years. The British worked to develop Egyptian agriculture, especially cotton production, by building a dam across the Nile at Aswan. The economic development of Egypt only benefited a small group of elite landowners and merchants, and it was accompanied by the introduction of western ways that conflicted with the teachings of Islam.

19 In the mid- to late nineteenth century Ethiopian kings reconquered territory that had been lost since the sixteenth century, purchased modern European weapons, and began to manufacture weapons locally. An attempt to hold British officials captive led to a temporary British occupation in the 1860s, but the British invaded instead. Menelik II took power after the British withdrew and he successfully defended Ethiopia when Italy tried to force them into being a protectorate.

20 Transition from the Slave Trade
In 1808, news of slave revolts like that on Saint Domingue and the activities of abolitionists combined to lead Britain and the United States to prohibit their citizens from participating in the slave trade. The British used their navy to stop the slave trade, but the continued demand for slaves in Cuba and Brazil meant that the trade did not end until 1867.

21 As the slave trade declined, Africans expanded their “legitimate trade” in gold and other goods.
The most successful new export was palm oil, which was exported to British manufacturers of soap, candles, and lubricants. The increased export of palm oil altered the social structure of coastal trading communities of the Niger Delta, as is demonstrated in the career of the canoe slave Jaja, who became a wealthy palm oil trader in the 1870s.

22 King Jaja of Opobo King Jaja of Opobo. This talented man rose from slavery in the Niger Delta port of Bonny to head one of the town’s major palmoil trading firms, the Anna Pepple House, in Six years later, Jaja founded and ruled his own trading port of Opobo. p665

23 The suppression of the slave trade also helped to spread Western cultural influences in West Africa.
Missionaries converted and founded schools for the recaptives whom the British settled in Sierra Leone. Black Americans brought Western culture to Liberia and to other parts of Africa before and after emancipation in the United States.

24 Secondary Empire in Eastern Africa
When British patrols ended the slave trade on the Atlantic coast, slave traders in the Atlantic trade began to purchase their slaves from the East African markets that had traditionally supplied slaves to North Africa and the Middle East. Zanzibar Island and neighboring territories ruled by the sultan of Oman were important in the slave trade, the ivory trade, and the cultivation of cloves on plantations using slave labor.

25 India under British Rule
East India Company In the eighteenth century, the Mughal Empire was defeated and its capital sacked by marauding Iranian (Persian) armies, while internally the Mughal’s deputies (nawabs) had become de facto independent rulers of their states.

26 British, French, and Dutch companies staffed by ambitious young “company men” established trading posts in strategic places and hired Indian troops (sepoys) to defend them. By the early 1800s, the British East India Company had pushed the French out of south India, forced the Mughal Empire to recognize company rule over Bengal, and taken control of large territories that became the core of the Bombay Presidency.


28 The British raj (reign) over India aimed both to introduce administrative and social reform and to maintain the support of Indian allies by respecting Indian social and religious customs. Before 1850, the British created a government that relied on sepoy military power, disarmed the warriors of the Indian states, gave free reign to Christian missionaries, and established a private land ownership system to ease tax collection. At the same time, the British bolstered the traditional power of princes and holy men and invented so-called traditional rituals to celebrate their own rule.

29 British political and economic influence benefited Indian elites and created jobs in some sectors while bringing new oppression to the poor and causing the collapse of the traditional textile industry. Discontent among the needy and particularly among the Indian soldiers (and the cow/pig fat issue…) led to the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857. In the eyes of the British this was a mutiny but in the eyes of the Indian people this is the first struggle for independence The rebellion was suppressed in 1858, but it gave the British a severe shock.


31 Political Reform and Industrial Impact
After the rebellion of 1857–1858, the British eliminated the last traces of Mughal and company rule and installed a new government administered from London. The new government continued to emphasize both tradition and reform, maintained Indian princes in luxury, and staged elaborate ceremonial pageants known as durbars.

32 Delhi Durbar, January 1, 1903 Delhi Durbar, January 1, The parade of Indian princes on ornately decorated elephants and accompanied by retainers fostered their sense of belonging to the vast empire of India that British rule had created. p669

33 Queen Victoria of England also became Empress of India

34 An efficient bureaucracy, the Indian Civil Service (ICS), now controlled the Indian masses.
Recruitment into the ICS was by examinations that were theoretically open to all, but in practice, racist attitudes prevented Indians from gaining access to the upper levels of administration. Test were only given in England…

35 After 1857, the British government and British enterprises expanded the production and export of agricultural commodities and built irrigation systems, railroads, and telegraph lines. Exports included cotton, opium, tea, silk, and sugar Freer movement of people into the cities caused the spread of cholera, which was brought under control when new sewage and filtered water systems were installed in the major cities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (still hit the poor)

36 Indian Nationalism The failure of the rebellion of 1857 prompted some Indians to argue that the only way for Indians to regain control of their destiny was to reduce their country’s social and ethnic divisions and to promote a Pan-Indian nationalism. In the early nineteenth century, Rammouhan (Ram) Roy and his Brahmo Samaj movement tried to reconcile Indian religious traditions with western values and to reform traditional abuses of women.

37 After 1857, Indian intellectuals tended to turn toward western secular values and western nationalism as a way of developing a Pan-Indian nationalism that would transcend regional and religious differences. Indian middle-class nationalists convened the first Indian National Congress in 1885. The congress promoted national unity and argued for greater inclusion of Indians in the Civil Service, but it was an elite organization with little support from the masses.


39 Southeast Asia and the Pacific
British defeat of French and Dutch forces in the Napoleonic Wars allowed Britain to expand its control in Southeast Asia. The British established a series of strategic outposts in Southeast Asia. Raffles established the free port of Singapore in 1824, Assam was annexed to India in 1826, and Burma was annexed in 1852. Malaya, Indochina and northern Sumatra followed, falling to the British, French and Dutch respectively.

40 In an attempt to stop Britain from moving into Vietnam in 1857 the French forced the Vietnamese to become a protectorate. After France conquered Indochina, Thailand (earlier called Siam) was the only remaining free state in Southeast Asia Why Thailand? Two remarkable rulers prevented the takeover– King Mongkut and his son King Chulalongkorn. Both promoted friendly relations with the West and Western learning.


42 Australia The development of new ships and shipping networks contributed to the colonization of Australia and New Zealand by British settlers who then displaced the indigenous populations just as they had in the Amerias. Portuguese mariners sighted Australia in the early seventeenth century, and Captain James Cook surveyed New Zealand and the eastern Australian coast between 1769 and (John Green has a whole video on the strange adventures of Captain Cook)

43 Unfamiliar diseases brought by new overseas contacts substantially reduced the populations of the hunter-gatherers of Australia and the Maori of New Zealand. Australia received British convicts and, after the discovery of gold in 1851, a flood of free European (and some Chinese) settlers.

44 New Zealand British settlers came more slowly to New Zealand until defeat of the Maori, faster ships, and a short gold rush brought more British immigrants after 1860. The British crown gradually turned governing power over to the British settlers of Australia and New Zealand, but Aborigines and the Maori experienced discrimination.

45 Hawaii and the Philippines, 1878-1902
By the late 1890s, the U.S. economy was in need of export markets and the political mood favored expansionism. The United States annexed the Hawaiian Islands in 1898. Hawaii had both agricultural resources and was militarily strategic.

46 Queen Liliuokalani

47 In the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo led an uprising against the Spanish in 1898.
He might very well have succeeded in establishing a republic if the United States had not purchased the Philippines from Spain at the end of the Spanish-American War. In 1899 he led a rebellion against the United States that ultimately cost many lives as well as torture and costly damage. The Philippines were promised independence in 1916 and actually received it 30 years later.

48 Emilio Aguinaldo Emilio Aguinaldo. In 1896, a revolt led by Emilio Aguinaldo attempted to expel Spaniards from the Philippines. When the United States purchased the Philippines from Spain two years later, the Filipino people were not consulted. Aguinaldo continued his campaign, this time against the American occupation forces, until his capture in In this picture, he appears on horseback, surrounded by some of his troops. p673

49 Asia in 1914 Map 26.2: Asia in By 1914, much of Asia was claimed by colonial powers. The southern rim, from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific, was occupied by Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, and the United States. Central Asia had been incorporated into the Russian Empire. © Cengage Learning Map 26.2 p672

50 Imperialism in Latin America
American Expansionism and the Spanish-American War, 1898 The United States had long held interest in Cuba; American businesses had invested in Cuban sugar and tobacco production. When Cubans began a revolution against Spanish rule, the United States ultimately aided the Cubans against Spain. After defeating Spain in the Spanish-American War, the U.S. took over Puerto Rico, while Cuba became an independent republic subject to intense interference by the U.S.

51 Economic Imperialism The natural resources of the Latin American republics made them targets for a form of economic dependence called free-trade imperialism. British and U.S. entrepreneurs financed and constructed railroads to exploit the agricultural and mineral wealth of Latin America. Latin American elites encouraged foreign companies with generous concessions because this appeared to be the fastest way both to modernize their countries and to enrich the Latin American property-owning class.

52 Revolution and Civil War in Mexico
Upon independence in 1821, Mexican society was deeply divided; a few wealthy families of Spanish origin owned 85% of the land, while the majority of Indians and mestizos were poor peasants. Concentration of land ownership increased after independence as wealthy families and American companies used bribery and force to acquire millions of acres of good agricultural land, forcing peasants into wage labor, and debt.

53 In 1910, General Porfirio Diaz (1830–1915) had ruled for thirty-four years. Diaz’s policies had made Mexico City a modernized showplace and brought wealth to a small number of businessmen, but his rule was also characterized by discrimination against the nonwhite majority of Mexicans and a decline in the average Mexican’s standard of living.

54 The Mexican Revolution was a social revolution and not the work of one party with a well-defined ideology; it developed haphazardly, led by a series of ambitious but limited men, each representing a different segment of Mexican society. Francisco I Madero (1873–1913) overthrew Diaz in 1911, only to be overthrown in turn by General Victoriana Huerta in The Constitutionalists Venustiano Carranza and Alvaro Obregon emerged as leaders of the disaffected middle class and industrial workers, and they organized armies that overthrew Huerta in 1914.

55 Emiliano Zapata (1879–1919) led a peasant revolt in Morelos, south of Mexico City, while Francisco (Pancho) Villa organized an army in northern Mexico. Neither man was able to rise above his regional and peasant origins to lead a national revolution; Zapata was defeated and killed by the Constitutionalists in 1919, and Villa was assassinated in 1923.


57 Francisco “Pancho” Villa
Francisco “Pancho” Villa. Francisco “Pancho” Villa led an army of cowboys and ranch hands in northern Mexico during the revolution. He became very popular by confiscating large haciendas and dividing them among the poor. In March 1916 he entered the United States with 500 soldiers and attacked the town of Columbus, New Mexico, provoking an American invasion of Mexico. He was assassinated in 1923. p677

58 The Constitutionalists took over Mexico after years of fighting, an estimated 2 million casualties, and tremendous damage. In the process, the Constitutionalists adopted many of their rivals’ agrarian reforms and proposed a number of social programs designed to appeal to workers and the middle class. The Mexican Revolution lost momentum in the 1920s, though, with few of the proposed reforms ever actually enacted.

59 American Intervention in the Caribbean and Central America, 1901-1914
The United States often used military intervention to force the small nations of Central America and the Caribbean to repay loans owed to banks in Europe or the United States.

60 The United States occupied Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Haiti on various occasions during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The United States was particularly forceful in Panama, supporting the Panamanian rebellion against Colombia in 1903 and then building and controlling the Panama Canal.

61 The Mexican Revolution
Map 26.3: The Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Revolution began in two distinct regions of the country. One was the mountainous and densely populated area south of Mexico City, particularly Morelos, homeland of Emiliano Zapata. The other was the dry and thinly populated ranch country of the north, home of Pancho Villa. The fighting that ensued crisscrossed the country along the main railroad lines, shown on the map. © Cengage Learning Map 26.3 p676

62 The World Economy and the Global Environment
Expansion of the World Economy The Industrial Revolution greatly expanded the demand for spices, silk, agricultural goods, and raw materials in the industrialized countries.

63 The growing need for these products could not be met by traditional methods of production and transportation, so the imperialists brought their colonies into the mainstream of the world market and introduced new technologies. One dramatic result of colonization was rapid environmental change as farms and plantations replaced forests and traditional agricultural zones.

64 Free Trade Britain in this period was more interested in trade than in acquiring territory. Most of the new colonies were intended to serve as ports in a global shipping network that the British envisioned in terms of free trade, as opposed to the previous mercantilist trade policy. Whether colonized or not, more lands were being drawn into the commercial networks created by British expansion and industrialization. These areas became exporters of raw materials and agricultural goods and importers of affordable manufactured products.

65 New Labor Migrations Between 1834 and 1870, large numbers of Indians, Chinese, and Africans went overseas as laborers. British India was the greatest source of migrant laborers, and British colonies (particularly sugar plantations) were the principal destinations of the migrants.

66 With the end of slavery, the demand for cheap labor in the British colonies, Cuba, and Hawaii was filled by Indians, free Africans, Chinese, and Japanese workers. Workers served under contracts of indenture that bound them to work for a specified number of years in return for free passage to their overseas destination; a small salary; and free housing, clothing, and medical care. This new indentured labor trade reflected the economic and industrial dominance of the West, but it was not entirely a one-way street. These migrants were trying to improve their lives, and many of them succeeded.

67 A Rubber Plantation A Rubber Plantation. As bicycles and automobiles proliferated in the early twentieth century, the demand for rubber outstripped the supply available from wild rubber trees in the Amazon forest. Rubber grown on plantations in Southeast Asia came on the market from 1910 on. The rubber trees had to be tapped very carefully and on a regular schedule to obtain the latex or sap from which rubber was extracted. In this picture a woman and a boy perform this operation on a plantation in British Malaya. p679

68 Conclusion What stands out in this period is not just the military and political strength of Europe and the United States, but their domination of global commerce as they moved into Southeast Asia and Africa for a variety of economic reasons. These colonial exchanges could be mutually beneficial in some ways. Consumers now gained access to cheaper manufactured goods, and African and Asian resources reached the global market. These interactions could also be profoundly disruptive too, as they produced significant environmental change and also undermined local, small-scale manufacturers. The rest of the world was not simply an appendage to the West though. Local cultures remained vibrant and many in Asia and Latin America retained control of their own destinies.

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