Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 32: The Building of Global Empires

Essay Quiz

Nineteenth-century imperialists claimed that they were fulfilling a "civilizing mission" in their overseas conquests. To what extent was this claim true? Specifically, what significant reforms and changes did the British bring to India? What changes did the British not make?
The status of indigenous peoples was an important problem for the imperial powers of the nineteenth century. Compare the British treatment of Australian aborigines and New Zealand Maoris with the treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government.
Compare the French model of direct rule with the British model of indirect rule. What are the relative advantages and disadvantages for both the rulers and their African subjects? Consider this: Under which system would an African find the most opportunities for personal advancement?
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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