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WRITING ASSIGNMENT: There were no limits to the British fortune hunter Cecil Rhodes’s (1853–1902) ambitions or to the steps he was willing to take to achieve his ends. Rhodes saw in the British imperialist expansion in Africa an opportunity both to amass a fabulous personal fortune and to add to Britain’s global power and prestige. A committed Social Darwinist, Rhodes had no moral qualms about the conquest and economic exploitation of native peoples. In his view, human progress was achieved through racial competition, a competition Rhodes was certain would end in British domination of the globe. In this 1892 cartoon first published in the British magazine Punch, Rhodes is depicted as the embodiment of Britain’s African empire. In the attached documents, you will find material on Cecil Rhodes, Henry Morton Stanley and King Leopold of Belgium. All three men believed that European control of Africa was inevitable and that their own states (Britain for Rhodes and Stanley, Belgium for Leopold) were inherently superior to any African civilization. Write an essay of 250-500 words describing these ambitions, using examples, and explain what flaws, if any, you find in their arguments. How does Twain lampoon Leopold? Once you have posted your essay, comment on two others.
—— chapter 24, document 24-4, 24-5——-
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