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Imperialism in Africa

Summary: As Europeans were taking over Africa there were positive and negative aspects of European imperialism. This essay will reflect the impact to the African people who were introduced to industry during the 19th century.


Imperialism

"If it be friendship that you desire, then I am ready for it...but to be your subject, that I cannot be." The famous quote of Chief Machemba (letter to Herman Von Wissman), as he and his tribe resisted European conquest. As Europeans were taking over Africa there were positive and negative aspects of European imperialism.

Imperialism caused some positive aspects in Africa. For example, missionaries caught attention of the African people by showing their generosity and their ways of Christianity. "They built schools and medical clinics along churches," (pg 320 World History). This suggests that, when clinics were opened Africans received health benefits but also education. "[Over] 800 different languages" approximately known during 1870's and only 5 common languages were soon spoken by many Africans because of the missionaries who opened up schools along churches. In addition, imperialism "also brought jobs and industry to the colonies [and it] introduced...

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